Strong doubts over HMRC e-filing, says report. By Dan Martin

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HMRC should be "extremely concerned" about the lack of confidence tax agents have in its computer systems, accountancy bodies has warned.

The joint report from groups including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Accounting Technicians found although their was strong enthusiasm for e-services, agents expressed several concerns about HMRC's ability to deliver robust and reliable systems.

An overwhelming majority of 96.5% of respondents believed paper substitute tax returns will be needed beyond 2008 despite HMRC's plan to stop accepting them. The result was put down to a combination of the lack of confidence in HMRC's IT infrastructure, the inability of the Filing by Internet system to accept returns from some t...

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20th Dec 2006 15:56

Umm ...
'HMRC should be "extremely concerned" about the lack of confidence tax agents have in its computer systems, accountancy bodies has warned.'

Why should they be in the least bit concerned (let alone extremely concerned) about our lack of confidence? It has never bothered them in the past. We can't elect them out of office.

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