Deadlock with HMRC: Power to the practitioner

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By Dawn-Marie Dart

This week members of AccountingWEB's community rallied around to help sole practitioner Karen Smith, who had been battling with HMRC since April. After advice was exchanged on Any Answers, HMRC officials, reversed their stance.

Karen had been querying the Revenue's decision to charge her client interest and surcharges for what it claimed was a discrepancy in her understanding of TMA 1970 s7. Karen's dealings with HMRC began to make her doubt her professional judgement, so she approached the Any Answers forum to get further perspectives on the situation and to prove to herself that she wasn't going mad!

Karen says: "The answers given on Acc...

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By Anonymous
18th Oct 2005 14:46

Any Answers??
If you go to the Any Answers section and enter a keyword in the search (such TMA S7) then you will get a list of previous "Any Answer" queries.

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18th Oct 2005 14:18

summary of case would help
we know the revenue are less than perfect and the problems to clients you mention, but what about telling us the basics of the intial problem.
no mention at all given of what Karen's problem was.

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19th Oct 2005 10:53

Easy Solution
Why on earth would you need to worry about something like this. Write to the person at IR concerned saying they are going to be made to look a laughing stock for such a ridiculous thing to say.
No need for Karen to seek extra backing just a great chance to show how silly this person has been and perhaps their bosses will give a yellow card to them for their ludicrous power trip.

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