Member Since: 17th Oct 2012
2nd Sep 2020
And said Civil Servant eventually gets to collect a fat pension (paid for by us!) for being incompetant.
21st Jan 2019
OK for HMRC to say ring up and get it sorted over the phone but who pays for our time doing this (on many clients) and placating a client who thinks we have not done our job correctly! Plus it's January, who has the time?!
HMRC are not fit for purpose.
13th Mar 2017
Brilliant response! Mr Riley has egg on his face now!
25th Apr 2016
Clearly no transparency
here then, with HMRC and all our prof bodies colluding to keep members in the dark. And, by implication, we are not trustworthy!
Mark my words, we will be in the same position re. Digital Tax Accounts too!
Thank you CIOT/ATT/ICAEW et al - great job you are doing for your members.
8th Feb 2016
Having done a few Voluntary Disclosures
for foreign nationals in the last year, I can confirm that HMRC pass it internally from pillar to post and earliest response I have had on any of them is 6 months & 1 week and that was to ask if we had a 64-8 in place (which we already had when we sent in the VD!). Nothing from HMRC of any substance on the subject of the income disclosed on any of the VDs for 8 months +.
Would love to know how HMRC are going to have the manpower to deal with the influx after this letter, let alone harassing accountants to ensure the letter was sent in the first place!
I have written to my MP as well as the individual at HMRC, cited in this article.