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Do we need more ' Ghost busters 'urgently

Tax fraud is massive and overlooked

We are in need of more special tax compliance officers in the current political climate

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13th Jan 2018 18:18

Your inverted commas don't match.

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By Ruddles
to lionofludesch
13th Jan 2018 18:30

Neither do his claims of being an experienced accountant match his "contributions" here. Nothing but a TWB.

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By DJKL
13th Jan 2018 19:49

We are far more in need of extra HMRC officers who have more than a rudimentary tax training, and then, as a first priority, before sniffing out more work, they should be tasked with investigating their own systems re how they update, when they update, how they link, where the issues are, problems occur etc and why it is so difficult and time consuming to resolve issues.

In addition, if they are to do investigations/enquiries they need to do better than manage four letters in 12 months, my experience had them writing to us, I responded within 3-4 days, this pattern then continued for 12 months with their responses on average 3-4 months apart and my letters on average 3-4 days after receipt of their letters; in addition it was a waste of time.

If one equates how HMRC ought to operate as being similar in standard to how business entities ought to keep their records (which imho, or at least my experience, is better than it was say 30 years ago- shame I cannot say same about HMRC) then HMRC is the one with compliance issues not the taxpayers.

By all means keep investigations going, the fact there is such a possibility does nudge a fair few clients towards the straight and narrow from which they might try to stray, also maybe concentrate (to be fair they have a bit) on the shadow economy, but the idea that kicking the business entities that are already registered and are reporting is madness.

The UK tax take would likely increase massively re
business productivity gains (greater productivity, greater profits, more tax collected) and increased living standards for the UK population if business did not have to waste such an inordinate amount of time chasing up problems caused by HMRC faults that they appear unwilling, or maybe unable, to deal with to improve their "customer's experience."

So, no new toys for HMRC until they learn to play properly with the ones they already have.

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to DJKL
14th Jan 2018 17:37

I do think HMRC have lost their way at the moment. I recently did a cessation tax return for my cousin client - he was in essence a paye subject but being paid as a free lancer. I have telephoned them on 3 occasions to desist in self assessment statements.
PS. I am so glad my cousin went to paye " on the books"

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13th Jan 2018 22:27

You’re worryingly “needy”?

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to Chris.Mann
15th Jan 2018 12:32

I am a worrier.
Nowadays it seems difficult to communicate with HMRC. It's very frustrating

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By Ruddles
to SNOOPDOG
15th Jan 2018 12:42

No more frustrating than your pointless threads taking up good bandwidth.

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13th Jan 2018 23:26

Do you work for HMRC?

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By kaff
to atleastisoundknowledgable...
14th Jan 2018 16:08

If he does work for HMRC then the quality of his posts are not doing anything to enhance their reputation.

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to atleastisoundknowledgable...
14th Jan 2018 17:25

I have a Latin Ancient Greek French Grammar school King Edward V1 working class background. I love politics sociology criminology and was a 1960s guitarist.
I have had a few encounters with Inspector of Taxes representing clients. I have been appalled at the quantum of fraud i have witnessed and I think accountancy needs to step up its standards. I am only seeking peoples views. As a welfare state we are at a crisis point

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By Ruddles
to SNOOPDOG
14th Jan 2018 18:05

My view is that very few here are interested in your background and that most would prefer that you go and post your drivel on another forum instead.

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to SNOOPDOG
14th Jan 2018 18:54

SNOOPDOG wrote:

. I . . . was a 1960s guitarist.

Don't fret. If you need to pull a few strings you can cross that bridge when you come it. In the meantime chill like you did in the summer of love. Far out, man.

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14th Jan 2018 10:01

Does anyone else remember those days when a certain member, with connections to; Wales, Australia and motor cycles, used to travel on Aweb?

In many ways, the tone of some of these enquiries, remind me of those times. Perhaps it's just me.

I'm sure Ruddles will correct me, if I'm way of the mark?

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By Ruddles
to Chris.Mann
14th Jan 2018 10:58

I think you're off the mark. There are similarities - an exaggerated self-belief of his own abilities, for instance, and a tendency to post drivel. But I think, as mentioned above, that he's nothing but a TWB and, given that he's taken to unnecessarily resurrecting old threads, I suspect that his days - in his current guise at least - on AW are numbered.

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By spilly
14th Jan 2018 19:11

I'd just like some proper punctuation in the posts. Are you sure it was a grammar school , as there's not much in evidence here.

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15th Jan 2018 17:48

RUDDLES
I thought you was ma best m8 dude

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By Ruddles
to SNOOPDOG
15th Jan 2018 18:28

Just something else you've got wrong, then.

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