A summary and update on the issue members are calling the great unqualified debate.
An HMRC consultation document published in April, entitled Working with Tax Agents provoked a lively debate among AccountingWEB.co.uk members on both what HMRC should do about agents who act incompetently or fraudulently, and the issues surrounding unqualified accountants. With this article we will try to capture some of this debate, as well as bringing in views from professional bodies.
Origins of the debate
The HMRC consultation document sought to gather the views of the body of tax agents about how agents who act incompetently or deliberately perpetrate tax fraud should be dealt with.
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