Member Since: 24th Mar 2010
12th Jun 2013
Thanks for the response.
My financial worth was a simple calculation of the ratio between what I cost and what unpaid taxes were recovered. Had HMRC applied the experience and expertise that it has lost to enhancing detection of evasion and the recovery of evaded duties associated with it then we would probably be able to afford, as a nation, much more than we can at present; perhaps more and better paid nurses??
I can accept informed and balanced opinions such as yours - but other certain posts are ill informed and demonstrate prejudice which really is not that helpful.
11th Jun 2013
All very interesting but I did ask the question of Andy C - and in a polite and respectful manner.
I am sorry if I have diverted you from other endeavours.
This concludes my contribution to the thread.
11th Jun 2013
With all due respect and without wishing to cause any offence whatsoever, why only 10 years in HMRC?
Frankly I think I am worth every penny for the 35 year stint that I did and the not inconsiderable recoveries I was responsible for as an accounts investigator.
10th Jun 2013
Absolutely spot on!
The rot set in when annual reports supported by ongoing work measurement were abolished. Ability to do a good job in the next grade was replaced by the knack of completing an application form and including all the buzz words and phrases that the department wanted top hear in it. More than capable people have been overlooked in favour of those who could not make a profit in a charity shop. Most who had the opportunity to leave taking their years of experience with them voted with their feet. I did, and I do not regret it for one single second. I am however very sad for those who were less fortunate then me and had to stay. Those who know no different are bound by process and what the flow chart says. Original innovative and practical thought are discouraged.
17th Jan 2013
Just another month
Got a 9A enquiry dated 9th January 2013 that arrived in the office on 14th January 2013. response required by 30th January 2013. marvellous - oh how we laughed......
9th Jul 2012
Off the subject
Non compliance is non compliance.
Is there a difference between a non compliant plumber and a non compliant higher rate taxpayer?
Some higher rate taxpayers ARE plumbers!
The amnesty system will be viewed by some as a shot in the dark by HMRC. It is not a good idea to suppose that the TPI that is available will not find an appropriate mark.
20th Jun 2012
It is true that a massive amount of local knowledge has been lost. It is also true that a similarly massive amount of experience and expertise has also disappeared due to the job reductions that accompanied the withdrawal of HMRC from numerous locations.
No doubt, the campaigns also have a deterrent effect that cannot be measures in hard cash but the lack of variety in terms of coverage will mean that addressing certain types of non compliance remains under resourced.
The investigator's intuition and recourse to sound third party information has been replaced by processes that have variable merit.
18th Jan 2012
reply to Eric/Black Knight
I was referring to the second sentence specifically - no matter
18th Jan 2012
What is the point being made here please?
6th Jan 2012
"The reason why we do not issue penalties immediately when a P35 return seems to be late is to allow a reasonable period for employers to tell us they have no return to make".
Fetch me a needle and cotton, my sides have just gone again..................