The Tax Advice Network has called for a new tax agent review body (TARBY) to be set up to review HMRC reports about tax agents whose performance may be unacceptable.
“We do not agree with the implicit assumption in the consultation document that qualified tax agents should be treated differently to unqualified tax agents”, said Mark Lee, chairman of the Tax Advice Network.
“We don’t want a multi-tiered system, which is what would follow if HMRC made reports to each of the 22 professional bodies referenced in the consultation document. Therefore, the only realistic solution would be to establish a TARBY so that all tax agents are equally subject to the same reports and review procedures whether or not they are members of any of the professional bodies&rd...
About Gina Dyer
I've been a journalist for four years, writing on a wide variety of topics from business and finance to travel, culture and celebrities. I began my career as an editorial assistant for Palladian Publications, a B2B publisher specialising in technical magazines for professionals in primary industries. I later moved into consumer magazines as a staff writer for French Magazine, a monthly travel publication aimed at Francophiles, and was part of the launch team for The Traveller in France, a quarterly magazine produced for the French tourist board. I was also a regular contributor to online travel portal Homesworldwide.co.uk, and later worked with customer publishers Future Plus as a freelance production editor, before joining Sift Media in January 2009. I am currently Deputy Editor of AccountingWEB.co.uk.