Is anybody aware of any further substantive information regarding the end of annual tax returns as promised by George Osborne and David Gaulke back in March?
We were expected to believe that digital tax accounts would be available for "five million small businesses and ten million individuals" by early 2016 and that everyone would pay the right amount of tax effortlessly with just a few taps on their smartphone or tablet......
Perhaps I've missed something (well, I've been working hard trying to keep my clients up to speed in relation to the new dividend tax regime, the restriction of loan interest relief on their rental properties, the restrictions on pension tax relief, the withdrawal of child benefit, the complications of auto enrolment etc. etc.) but shouldn't we have heard something by now about this bright new world of tax?
Or is it possible that somebody at the Treasury has realised that our absurdly complicated tax system is completely incompatible with what was promised ?