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 must, by default, be of interest to accountants, says Jennifer Adams.
For 2017 is the date that HMRC’s ‘Aspire’ contract ends and by that date all HMRC’s new IT systems must be in place – tested, working and secure.
We are already painfully aware that the government has been rethinking its approach to IT across all government departments, not only at HMRC. HMRC is required to fully digitise the many different taxation systems in the hope that this will reduce the number of paper filings and phone calls made to HMRC and thus eventually save some £50m annually in administrative costs. This article considers how far that new process has...
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- New man in control: Mark Dearnley
- The SIAM model
- HMRC’s current IT workload
- HMRC’s four ‘examplar’ projects
- Digital self assessment
- Business Tax dashboard
- PAYE Online
- Agent online self serve