With self assessment season upon us, AccountingWEB.co.uk members have been reporting on the recurrence of some well known problems with HMRC's online services. John Stokdyk investigates.
The self assessment tax season has come early this year. Thanks to Lord Carter of Coles and his online efficiency proposals, there is just over a week to go before the new 31 October deadline for filing paper self assessment returns.
For thousands of practitioners across the land, the three months that follow will be dominated by the annual slog through client records and the electronic assault course of HMRC's online filing mechanisms.
As well as shortening the deadlines for paper filing, Lord Carter's 2006 review of HMRC online services demanded that robustness and adeq...