Assessing self-assessment. By Rob Lewis
The self-assessment deadline is ten years old. Celebrations included the traditional 'technical difficulties' at HMRC’s online filing site, and the customary deadline extension. Politicians, journalists, regulators and AccountingWEB.co.uk members all paid their respects by joining in the usual chorus of criticism. But now the panic has dissipated somewhat, and agents are no longer endlessly clicking refresh, how do things really stand?
Reports have now reached AccountingWEB.co.uk that HMRC’s website difficulties first emerged on Wednesday evening.