HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
Dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who have to endure the monumental shambles that is HMRC.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

A Blast From The Past!



Tax does have to be taxing.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

HMRC Investigating One in Ten SMEs


One in ten small businesses is under investigation by the taxman - equivalent to more than half a million at any one time.

HMRC told the Treasury select committee it is going after small businesses in an attempt to get back the £34 billion tax it failed to collect in 2015- 2016. It said small businesses are responsible for 46 per cent of this tax gap.

However, MPs accused HMRC of making it harder for businesses to file correct returns by shutting down local tax offices.

Stewart Hosie said:
Wouldn't it be so much easier if they [small businesses] could go to the local tax office with their accounts and have them check before submitting.”
Yet HMRC have told us all that MTD will make things easier!!

HMRC loves low hanging fruit.

Tax does have to be taxing.

Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations

Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

HMRC's CEST is Crap

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Last week I wrote about HMRC's slapdash CEST Tool.

The ICAEW has gone one better:
"HMRC’s check employment status tool (CEST) is not suitable for use in the private sector. 

HMRC has stated that CEST does not cover all scenarios, including the mutuality of obligations master and servant test, and that the tool was designed based on public sector contracts. 

Further, there are also no rights of appeal for individual workers who disagree with the CEST status decision."

Tax does have to be taxing.

Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations

Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



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Monday, 16 April 2018

HMRC Reneges On A Promise


HMRC staff at Sidlaw House in Dundee Technology Park had been told by HMRC that they would move over to the DWP to undertake Universal Credit work over the next three years.

However, HMRC has changed its plans and staff have now been told that no positions can be guaranteed with the DWP once the HMRC’s Tax Credits work in Dundee ends in three years’ time.

Dundee West MP Chris Law is quoted by The Courier:
This is a devastating betrayal for the highly-skilled staff at Sidlaw House, many of whom have dedicated years of loyal service to HMRC, and I share their anger and disappointment in this Tory U-Turn following our campaign in 2015 that had secured work at the offices.

The UK Government gave me written assurances then that the staff at Sidlaw House would definitely be transferred to Universal Credit Services in the DWP, assurances that they have now ripped up.

This disgraceful decision by the Tories proves once again that they are more interested in needless cuts than protecting the jobs and livelihoods of the people of Dundee, and cannot be trusted to lead our city or our country.”
An HMRC spokesman said:
In 2016, we announced that tax credits customer services advisers would be transferring to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

DWP will now be able to deliver as planned without the level of additional resource it originally expected, and so the managed moves of HMRC staff to DWP will not be going ahead as planned.

We will be doing everything we can to keep their skills, knowledge and experience, either in HMRC or elsewhere in the civil service, as the tax credits work they do reduces in the years ahead.
No apology, simply a "promise" to do "everything..to keep their skills".

Well I don't think that "promise" is worth the paper it is printed on.

Tax does have to be taxing.

Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations

Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



HMRC Is Shite (www.hmrcisshite.com), also available via the domain www.hmrconline.com, is brought to you by www.kenfrost.com "The Living Brand"

Friday, 13 April 2018

An Excellent Idea!

Saying "sorry" would in fact be a start!

Tax does have to be taxing.

Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations

Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



HMRC Is Shite (www.hmrcisshite.com), also available via the domain www.hmrconline.com, is brought to you by www.kenfrost.com "The Living Brand"

Thursday, 12 April 2018

HMRC Thrown Off Course By Brexit



HMRC is shitting itself that its Customs operations will fall apart after Brexit.

In a recent letter to MPs on the Commons public accounts committee, Jon Thompson, CEO of HMRC, said he is in discussions with the Treasury about which projects to stop or extend in order to dedicate more resources to ensuring customs operations continue to function after Brexit.

The FT reports that HMRC said on Wednesday that it could not confirm which of its current 267 projects would get the chop or be postponed, because discussions with Treasury were ongoing.

It stressed that a priority for HMRC was its transition to a new Customs Declaration Service, which the department expects to be in place by next January. The new computer system is intended to be able to cope with the expected huge increase in customs declarations after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

Thompson previously told MPs that Brexit had increased HMRC’s workload by 15 per cent and would threaten some of the “pretty huge” transformation under way at the Revenue that has been described as “the biggest organisational change programme in Europe”.

Suffice to say, Thompson’s letter is him signalling that there will be more slippage in HMRC’s making tax digital project, which is due to go into effect for companies with turnover above the £85,000 value added tax threshold from next April — just two days after the UK is set to leave the EU.

Thompson said:
At this stage I can say that we have proposed a number of projects which should stop, or not start and a number which should be stretched out over a longer timescale.

We took our initial proposals to Treasury ministers in early February and we will update the [public accounts] committee as soon as final decisions have been taken.
Good luck with all that then!

Tax does have to be taxing.

Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations

Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



HMRC Is Shite (www.hmrcisshite.com), also available via the domain www.hmrconline.com, is brought to you by www.kenfrost.com "The Living Brand"