Agent update: Dishonest conduct legislation

Statistics for the number and type of tax avoidance schemes disclosed to HMRC and an explanation of new legislation to deal with a “small minority” of dishonest tax agents are among the highlights of the latest Agent Update. Nick Huber reports.

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I am sure these powers will be abused....    1 thanks

Trevor Scott | | Permalink

....as HMRC already have many similar powers and have claimed, though they always refused to substantiate their claims, that I had once failed to provide information to them under a s20 notice; a notice obtained to supposedly obtain information I had previously offered but which they had declined, and which was used to attempt to pressurise me to not only act against the interests of the client but to withdraw a complaint against an Officer.

 

HMRC should not be given any more powers. I would prefer a fully independent complaints body, with full powers to order the firing or retraining of any person employed or contracted by HMRC. But if we were ever at the stage of having a fully independent complaints body, we may as well just cut to the chase to save time and money by creating an entirely new impartial/non-political tax governing body...with new management at least.

 

carnmores's picture

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes

carnmores | | Permalink

we shall see

B Adder's picture

I'm Spartacus

B Adder | | Permalink

......

carnmores's picture

i wanted to be

carnmores | | Permalink

Tony Curtis but yes Im Saratacus , oh shit cover blown again...