There are often high level consultations on the operation of the tax system. The Treasury Select Committee has heard evidence of HMRC’s approach to conducting tax enquiries and resolving tax disputes. This is something we deal with on a day-to-day basis in relation to VAT. Many other readers of AW will be similarly involved in direct and indirect taxes.
Just one conclusion of the Treasury Select Committee makes interesting reading:
We have heard that it is too difficult for anyone involved in a dispute with HMRC and with little knowledge of the workings of the tax system to find adequate information from HMRC to help them understand the law and find out about their rights and the help that is available to them.”
So, HMRC must do better!
Read the full report here: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmtreasy/1914/19...
About Les Howard
Hi, I am a VAT Consultant, working mainly with charities. I am based in Cambridgeshire
I have over 20 years experience in VAT, and am currently also a part-time member of the Tax Tribunals.