Member Since: 5th Oct 2013
19th Mar 2020
14th Mar 2020
It's the curse of our time. All that "mission statement" carp gets buried beneath the evermore widespread foolishness of the human race.
I save the red book for later and gen myself up using the OOTLAR. This has the concentrated data - this year, next year - that I need to know asap. The errors I mentioned are at pages 25/6 of that document. Page 24 contains all the goofs that HMRC made when first describing their implementation of Marriage Allowance Transfer.
13th Mar 2020
Glad to see our servants, civil or otherwise, keeping up to date.
Multiple, present tense, referrals to a tax-free [sic!] dividend allowance of £5,000 in the Bodge-it 2020 documentation.
4th Feb 2020
Quite! One of the problem with contractors is that they come in even when they are at their most infective - and their least productive.!
18th Jan 2020
No, the potential beneficiary's calculation will be correct, but the statement of account may not be as expected - until sometime after the election is made.
The one and only action required of the two tax-payers is that one - the right one - should elect for MAT. So it is the first - and the last - thing they should do... ;)
17th Jan 2020
"...most notably when marriage allowance relief is **claimed on one tax return**. If the taxpayer’s **partner** has not completed the marriage allowance transfer claim by phone, letter or online, this could cause a delay, the department warned."
Whether the partner isn't, is or will be the elector, there is nothing to be "claimed on one tax return", John.
23rd Aug 2019
The book at the bottom is for Indian tax returns.
... and is even more out-of-date (30th November 2002)!!!
6th Jun 2019
"there are already many services that individuals can access via their PTA" - but couldn't they could do all of this before PTAs existed?
I thought that the PTA was going to, for the first time, show what was being reported to HMRC by third parties - but this, indeed all non-PAYE income, seems to be sporadically reported or - even worse - to be completely imaginary. As some third parties acknowledge that they are, and will continue, to mis-report such data to HMRC then, as the song goes:
"There may be trouble ahead"
12th Apr 2019
... HMRC already produce a full specification for a tax calculation ...
Huh! - if only. The facts are that HMRC produced "a full specification for a tax calculation" again and again - all of them seriously faulty - and the bulk of "software companies" slavishly copied those faults into their implementations.
The interesting question is what changed last year between late spring - at which point HMRC said "right, we give up on this year's system - file on paper and we'll try to get it right for next year" and early October when HMRC reversed and brought out very much improved SA software. Knowing the answer informs the debate about HMRC's role in the development and fielding of official SA software.
3rd Dec 2018
Are you misinterpreting a statement which, to me, just means "and if they die before 1st April 2019 you'll still pay the new charges if you don't get the application for probate in by that date"?