Member Since: 24th Jan 2014
13th Dec 2016
HMRC need to understand that
A many individuals are not at all internet savvy, even those that use it for a limited range of uses.
B Most people really do not understand accounts or tax and need an agent to act for them.
Therefore HMRC need to allow a system where individuals appoint an agent, and that agent ensures that the information is collated and submitted to HMRC.
This week I had failed to register a new techno fob client with pension & rental income by submission of a SA1.
I decided to get him to phone HMRC in my office. Had I not been there instead of issuing a UTR the HMRC employee wished to assume that the rental income would be constant and wanted to adjusted my clients PAYE coding.
HMRC need to realise that agents are the interface between HMRC and the tax payer, and with out us they will receive a lot of very inaccurate information
19th Oct 2016
I went to an HMRC presentation last week in Wolverhampton also attended by two local MPs.
Definitely gave impression MTD coming in regardless of our opinion.
The HMRC chap suggested it would help tax collection by improving tax payers(sorry customers!!!) accuracy because by sending info to HMRC quarterly they would keep more accurate records.
IF HMRC wish to ensure that they collect all the tax they are entitled to they need to.
A Find methods of locating the businesses that not registered.
B When registered traders get behind with their returns chase them earlier and not leave it for 4 yrs. just sending letters out, though it does give rise to large penalties.
C Discover if the registered business's that are not using accountants are submitting returns that are adequate. I rather doubt it from my clients capabilities.
D Monitor some accountants, particularly the unqualified.
19th Oct 2016
I note that that the article estimates extra cost per business as £1,250. Most of my fees are will below that, most people £250 to £500 per annum. So my low income small business clients will be willing to pay 5 times as much!!!!
17th Oct 2016
I think that if you removed CIS system and the tradesmen remained self employed it would result in :
1 Delay in payment of tax owed by subbies
2 Subbies contractors not registered with HMRC at all.
9th Mar 2016
I Agree with above
Should not the mandarins who believe this is possible all do a months work experience in office that deal with small traders.
10th Feb 2016
The people devising this must all be non accountants on salaries.
Where in all of this is:
Work in progress
With out the above all results rubbish
13th Feb 2015
I do not object to the £100
I do not object to the £100 penalty as some people do need to treat deadlines with some respect. The £10 a day penalty for 90 days is horrendous for people owing very little tax. If there are several years outstanding this quickly mounts up.
HMRC need to chase people more and not just send an occasional letter or statement.
17th Dec 2014
I wanted to down load a
I wanted to down load a paper form from HMRC to be told I need to update my version of Explorer.
Any one else had this problem?
28th Nov 2014
Scottish Income tax
Is Scottish income tax to be collected based on:
1 The employers head office
2 Where the employee is working
3 Where the employee lives.
This seems a complete minefield for HMRC, Payroll software designers & employers.
9th Oct 2014
How will they know who to make a refund to?
If deceased person has interest how can they include that in their calculations?
Cannot some one tell HMRC a customer is a person who purchases goods or a service, and that they deal with tax payers.