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.

Friday, 15 December 2017

HMRC's Rickety Computer Systems Crash Again!


My thanks to a loyal reader who posted that HMRC had yet another systems crash yesterday:
"Systems down again yesterday (14th) from early doors throughout the day. Came on intermittently for a few mins at a time then went on the blink again."
It seems that HMRC have managed to keep this away from the mainstream media for the time being.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Well Observed Elaine!


This complicates the UK's already massively over complex tax system!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

HMRC Gamekeeper Turned Poacher Convicted


Laura Southern, a former HMRC worker has been convicted of “the very crime” she was paid to detect - after cheating the taxpayer out of £34,000.

BelfastLive reports that Southern lied about living with her partner to claim tax credits.

Southern, from Clonmore Park in Lisburn, Co Antrim worked as a HMRC Benefits and Credits Compliance Manager in Belfast “checking for fraudulent tax credits claims”.

Southern for five years “falsely claimed to be a single parent, while living with her partner”.

Joff(CORR) Parsons, Assistant Director, Internal Governance, HMRC, said she “was employed to track down people committing the very crime she has been convicted of”.

He added:
She knew exactly what she was doing and even though she knew it was wrong, thought she could get away with stealing tax credits she wasn’t entitled to. But her deceit was exposed and now she is paying the price.

We expect the highest professional standards and integrity from our staff; no one is exempt and we will pursue criminals like Southern who think it is acceptable to steal tax credits. We ask anyone with information about tax fraud to contact the HMRC Fraud Hotline on 0800 788 887.”
Southern was given a 15 month prison sentence, suspended for three years, at Craigavon Crown Court on Tuesday, December 12 after pleading guilty to being knowingly concerned in fraudulent activity with a view to obtaining payments of tax credits, contrary to Section 35 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 and to cheating the public revenue.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

HMRC Systems Down?


My thanks to a loyal reader who posted yesterday that HMRC were down:
"Systems down again from 12PM...what a crap I.T system !!!"
I have had a look on Twitter and Google, but cannot find any mention of this. Have others experienced problems in the last 24 hours?

Thanks.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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

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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.

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Distinguishing Tax Avoidance and Evasion: Why and How


Allison Christians in her article "Distinguishing Tax Avoidance and Evasion: Why and How" correctly points out that:
"Much public discourse about tax policy conflates tax avoidance and tax evasion as if they were effectively the same phenomenon."
She notes:
"Tax evasion is wholly objectionable [...]. Tax avoidance describes a range of taxpayer behaviors, not all of which are wholly unobjectionable in the context of an otherwise coherent tax system. Tax avoidance and evasion can and should be distinguished..."
As she concludes:
"The failure to coherently delineate between tax evasion and tax avoidance is not the product of legal impossibility but rather of governance failure."
As I have noted many times on this site, the responsibility for the shambles that is our tax system rests with our "respected" MPs!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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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.

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Hot Off The Presses



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"