The Revenue has relaxed its stance on client authorisations so that third parties can ask for information to be sent to a taxpayer - after providing certain details - without having a 64-8 form
AccountingWEB members have warned about scam self assessment submission emails being sent following the submission of tax returns.
It’s the first week of 2014 and the countdown has already started to one of the most important dates in the history of the Revenue, and anything that affects HMRC
their back again - just received a spam e-mail purporting to be a HMRC VAT submission - so watch out.
The Revenue has launched a new online service for overseas scheme managers
Clients may often give their accountants wild excuses for handing in records late, but it appears some also take a similar tack with the Revenue.
A Bradford accountant and former city councillor who stole more than £100,000 in income tax and VAT has been jailed for two years.
MP Margaret Hodge and her Commons public accounts committee signed off for the Christmas break with a new report taking HMRC to task for its inability to close the £35bn+ tax gap.
The HMRC guidance on this appears to contradict itself.
- ICAS: HMRC record checks are “flawed” 194,060 18
- Reasonable Excuse scorecard 2011: Taxpayers 20 HMRC 12 42,435 17
- HMRC ‘reasonable excuse’ definition under fire 26,162 22
- Struck-off companies dodge £16bn a year 24,170 59
- HMRC loses husband-and-wife settlements case 24,021 18