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Are HMRC after your soul (for MTD ITSA)?

Mixed messages on the updated "Help and support for Making Tax Digital" gov.uk Guidance page ...

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I only visited the page ... https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-for-making-tax-digital ... because I received an 'alert' that there was an update, but:

1. The update merely states that "videos about getting compatible accounting software, keeping digital VAT records and the basics of Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment are no longer available."  Hardly a ringing endorsement of a commitment to increasing communications ahead of the on-rushing implementation.  So I re-read the page and, after ignoring all the stuff about MTD for VAT, all that's left as guidance is a link to "Watch a video for agents about top tips for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxAAP1m29uc "

2. If you're in any doubt about how seriously (not) HMRC are taking all this, invest a mere 2 minutes of your life in watching the YouTube video.  It hasn't been updated for over 2 years, but THIS is the video they've retained as guidance!

N.B: if you're wondering why my reference to your soul in the Title of this post ... there's a wonderful moment in an otherwise absolutely uninformative video, where the sub-titles state that "Not all soul traders and landlords are eligible to take part"!

A shame as I was looking forward to introducing them to my latest client, Mr B.L. Z'bub.

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By Paul Crowley
28th Apr 2022 17:13

The link contains highly misleading statements. A complaint to the advertising standards authority needs to be made.

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By Open all hours
28th Apr 2022 20:17

And take Quickbooks and Xero to the ASA at the same time. Shysters the lot of them.

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By Leywood
28th Apr 2022 17:33

[quote=Hugo Fair]

"Not all soul traders"

I know I shouldnt laugh, but I did.

It ws much needed, is it weekend yet? Thank you!

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By lionofludesch
30th Apr 2022 11:33

Standards of English - spelling in particular - are at an all time low.

You're and your are regarded as alternatives.

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By Hugo Fair
30th Apr 2022 11:51

Well your entitled to you're opinion I guess ...

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By lionofludesch
30th Apr 2022 12:18

Hugo Fair wrote:

Well your entitled to you're opinion I guess ...

[chuckle]

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By Tornado
30th Apr 2022 13:15

I gave up the Soul Trading a long time ago.

The commissions were cut back drastically and they wanted to deal in cryptocurrency as apparently it is more resistant to burning.

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By Hugo Fair
30th Apr 2022 15:48

Cryptocurrency for crypto souls ... so *that's* what's been happening in government circles?

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