Member Since: 2nd Nov 2006
Having spent 41+ years as a tax investigation gamekeeper I became a serious defender of the the odd "poacher" and all sufferers at the hands of HMRC and their enquiry machine in summer 2006 - (a.k.a retired early - hence the youthful picture). Since then I have taken to the good side like a duck to water and you can see more on me on my website www.wamstaxltd.com or email me for a short initial free consultation on how I can help with your enquiry to [email protected]
You can also see testimonials at either http://www.wamstaxltd.com/clients_testimonials.html or http://www.taxenquiryadvice.com/Bills_Page.html
Looking forward to working with you and my 24/7 mobile is 07751 720 507
13th Feb 2016
do you do the money laundering on civil (or not so civil) servants
9th Feb 2016
no chance of me
Filling Lin Homers seat then in April now? Dont suppose there ever was.....
8th Feb 2016
At the risk of being provocative
Is it not the accountants fault if offshore evaded income has not been fully returned and no question as to whether any entry was required in the blank return boxes (including foreign income and any other income) when they were completed annually.
Ok back to work and ducking the flying pens from fellow contributors.
At least we could maybe smile and laugh if the underlying potential problem wasnt so serious and it was 1st April 2016. HMRC must think "our heids button up the back" . Do not let apathy and weakness let them drive this wedge home.
8th Feb 2016
My fee per letter
will be at a rate commensurate with the potential damage to my business of being seen as a muppet and payable in advance of the work to be undertaken. Of course if they do not pay my invoice then I will not be undertaking the work.
I am self employed and do not have a master and I do not use other peoples words in letters that I compile in a professional manner. Looks like case of infringing my human rights and blackmail with extortion if I do not comply.
Of course given the nature of my business - tax investigation - please feel free to contact me for a chat if you have clients that want to approach HMRC with a voluntary disclosure of foreign income or profits once you send your letters.
24/7 contact on 07751720507 or via my website www.wamstaxltd.com
9th Nov 2015
HMRC should stick to doing their own job - that is closing the tax gap (whatever figure that is ) ; administering and applying the tax laws as set by Parliament to collect the taxes consequentially due and policing those with appropriate chastising of offenders ( both professionals and taxpayers).
Once they get that right and their staff are providing a consistently correct service we might then feel like taking some note of how they perceive all tax agents should act. They dont pay my fees and would I really take note of their "monitored by HMRC" tag they want to attach to my work.
Certainly not the way forward and I wouldn't give it any validity by entertaining any form filling.
How can you provide a proper independent professional service to the person paying you if you are taking any notice of the organisation put in place to extract the funds from your client.
Into the bargain if because of this certain professionals are excluded from the favourites club then perhaps that might be the point at which the members become revolting.
7th Sep 2015
Agree totally with author and another good reason for communicating by email is that it cuts out the up to 10 days postal delays caused by HMRC sending letters usually by 2nd class post and via central post rooms. It's either that or the TMA (new McCann version ) should include a lengthier period for responding to HMRC letters.
1st Jun 2015
Manuals and Links
They also of course only show HMRC's view of matters that from numerous court cases we can learn are not to be relied on and do not commit HMRC to any particular line. Oh well teabreak/lunch over and back to work on this dreich Monday morning. Looks like HMRC are having a particularly bad day for responding by phones as now had 4 potential customers looking for the magic number to get HMRC to respond. Who do they think I am - Maureen 115 115?
18th May 2015
business Income Manuals
But we all know you cant rely on HMRC manuals to set out the correct answer if it costs them too much money
24th Jan 2015
and the final twist.....
Pro bono doesn't absolve you from the repercussions of providing tax advice to individuals (whether friends or not).
Why do they insist on your name being put as adviser? Is there something they are trying to hide OR worse if it all goes wrong are they going to point the finger at their tax adviser.
Ok tuppence worth from one old "charging"cynic to another very kind and "unpaid" old cynic. Thought - are you registered with HMRC as a tax adviser and what do you do re MLRegs....
I trust that none of them charge fees against their income for their unpaid tax adviser.
Ok jumping back in my box.
23rd Jan 2015
You must be an old cynic like me when the Section 17 bank returns were done manually on a bit of paper and transferred all round the country to check for tax return omissions
Now the computers match you up electronically and highlight you to the tax risk teams looking to get you into the "buff envelope" tax investigation crowd
And you must have been wealthy if it was pre 2006