Mandatory e-filing on the way?
The announcement that the Electronic Lodgement Service was to be withdrawn and the furore that this prompted has overshadowed a potentially far more damaging development. And whereas the withdrawal of ELS will affect some practices, this development will affect potentially almost every practice in the land.
HMRC are developing a new tax return. During the development of this return, which will be simpler and easier to complete, it has been made known to the software houses that no authorised facsimile returns will be approved when the new return is introduced.