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, 23 June 2017

HMRC Takes Up Farming


My thanks to a loyal reader who posted about a visit to Hull yesterday by Gerry Dorby (Assistant Director of Risk and Intelligence at HMRC).
"Just been told that Gerry Dorby was asked, at a SLT meeting today in Hull, a series of questions from staff (AOs and Band Os). 

One was, with the digitalisation of data gathering coming into effect soon, where will this leave AOs? 

His answer: they'll be farmed out to other departments. 

Another question: how does he see morale and well being going in Hull as it gets closer to closing? 

Answer: well, he apparently answered another question entirely, completely side stepping it, before adding "why would anyone complain, there's loads of work to do". 

He then said he had "no idea" where the regional office in Leeds will be, either exact location or time wise. "I promise, as soon as I know, you will"., he said. 

This is as rumours fly that Wellington Place will house the Leeds staff (and what's left of Hull's) from 2019."
Therefore it seems that HMRC has taken up "farming".

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

HMRC Staff Honoured


CCH reports that five members of HMRC have been awarded honours in the Queen's birthday hours:
"Five HMRC staff have picked up honours including Janet Mary Aiston, director in the wealthy and mid-sized business compliance unit at HMRC, who has been named a Companion of the Order of the Bath for services to taxpayers and tax collection.

Also at HMRC, Euan Stewart is made a CBE, for services to protecting tax revenue as head of intelligence at HMRC. John Archbold, programme manager in Liverpool, is made OBE for services to digital innovation and the community in Merseyside and David Stewart, a business unit head, has been awarded an OBE for services to the promotion of investment in Northern Ireland. Sean Connolly, an HMRC intelligence analyst, has been made MBE for services to innovation and tackling organised crime." 

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Smug and Arrogant HMRC - Elaine Clark Nails It


Kudos to my chum Elaine Clark who wrote about the "smug arrogance of HMRC" as she says:
"They do get it wrong. Quite a lot in fact."
Here is an extract of her article which can be read in full on CheapAccounting.co.uk:
"For many a year I have argued the point that a Director is not obligated by law to file a self assessment tax return.

I’ve argued this point with accountants, on forums, in blogs and with HMRC.

Why? 

Well that’s simple …  because that is the law.

You only have to complete a tax return if you meet certain conditions.

Being a Director is not one of those conditions.

First Tier Tax Tribunal

And it seems that the “big guns” at the First Tier Tax Tribunal agree.

The case of Mohammed Salem Kadhem and The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs examined the case of Mr Kadhem being fined for not filing a self assessment.

Mr Kadhem successfully argued that the fines were not valid as he didn’t need to file a self assessment for the year in question.

The Tribunal agreed with him.

HMRC got it wrong......

The best advice that I can give to anyone is not to assume that HMRC are right when the brown envelope falls on the doormat. They do get it wrong. Quite a lot in fact.

Always check their calculation, fines and penalties. Check that they have applied to law correctly."


Tax does have to be taxing.

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What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

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Friday, 16 June 2017

A Question of Morality - Discuss and Opine




Tax does have to be taxing.

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What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Mel Stride Appointed Financial Secretary To The Treasury


Mel Stride has been appointed financial secretary to the Treasury.

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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Aggressive HMRC Scam



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"