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London landmark tax avoidance scheme named - GOV.UK (

But I guess bizarre is nomal for HMRC.

[Edit] It now makes sense. The (alleged) tax avoider has obviously succeeded in getting their name redacted for one reason or another (but no-one except the likes of me read these lists anyway).

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Danny Kent
By Viciuno
03rd Aug 2023 14:09

Once something's on the internet you can't get rid of it easily (if at all!). Redacted portions -

ContractorCare Ltd was today named by HMRC as a tax avoidance promoter, along with PAYEme Ltd, and Gateway Outsource Solutions Ltd. Customers are being urged to withdraw from the published schemes and contact HMRC as soon as possible.


The three named tax avoidance promoters are:

ContractorCare Ltd, of 24/25 The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG
PAYEme Ltd, 3rd Floor 8 Princess Parade, Liverpool, L3 1DL
Gateway Outsource Solutions Ltd, of Mottram House, 43 Greek Street, Stockport, SK3 8AX

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By Justin Bryant
03rd Aug 2023 14:23

That's very interesting (albeit for the very few people like me and no-one else basically).

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Ivor Windybottom
By Ivor Windybottom
03rd Aug 2023 14:24

Who at HMRC digital media thought it was a good idea to publish the page in the current format with "[Name redacted] was today named by HMRC ..."??

Surely, it was better to just pull the page or re-write it?!?

Even their fluffy comm's people are as incompetent as the rest...

... sigh! who is running this show?

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By Waves
03rd Aug 2023 14:32

Can't you read, Justin?

2 August 2023: "The details of promoters/suppliers of tax avoidance schemes first published on 2 August 2022 have been removed from the 'Current list of named tax avoidance schemes, promoters, enablers and suppliers' section, in line with the requirements of the Finance Act 2021."

The deets can only be published for 12 mumfs innit.

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By Ruddles
03rd Aug 2023 15:20

I haven't read the legislation (and have no intention of doing so since, as Justin points out, it is of little interest to mere mortals like myself). However, I thought that the 12-month limit applied to enablers, whereas information about promoters was not time-limited).

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By Hugo Fair
03rd Aug 2023 16:58

TBH I can't find the enthusiasm to look that up ... but, whether or not you're right, the quote from Waves is word-for-word what HMRC has said (under the 'See all updates' link) on the page to which Justin is directing us.

So, is HMRC telling porkies? It would be nice if that was a first.

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By Ruddles
03rd Aug 2023 17:40

All it says is that the details have been removed in accordance with the requirements of the 2021 Finance Act. There is a presumption that said requirements involve an automatic removal after 12 months. But perhaps there are other provisions that allow names of promoters to be removed after 12 months given that, as HMRC themselves say, there is no 12-month limit for promoters.

But I agree that it does look as though someone has failed to join the dots properly.

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By Justin Bryant
03rd Aug 2023 15:30

Well, if that's right then it's all gone wrong for the other reasons noted above, innit?

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By richard thomas
04th Aug 2023 09:49

I can be bothered to look up the legislation, and find that HMRC are quite correct. Section 316C(6A) FA 2004 is the provision and the people it applies to, those described in ss (1)(c), are:

"any person who is or has been—

(i) a promoter in relation to the arrangements or proposed arrangements, or

(ii) otherwise involved in the supply of the arrangements or proposed arrangements.

I agree it is bizarre to republish the page as it is.

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