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.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The Joy of Whiteboards


My thanks to the loyal reader who recently shared his/her views on HMRC's whiteboard fetish:
"Ah, the indomitable whiteboards, remember them well, created hazards to staff in inverse proportion to any gains from having the damn things;

trip hazard - to such an extent that the protruding feet had to be covered with high viz hazard marking yellow/black tape, didn't cure the problem, made it your fault for not observing a clearly marked hazard!

injury by collapse of heavy object - these things were like a mini engineering project to put together, if incorrectly assembled including not torquing the nuts correctly, these heavy items could collapse when being touched (like writing on them) let alone when being moved e.g. because they were blocking or obstructing fire exits, solutions, supposedly only authorised staff to complete the 'meccano kit' having first read and signed, in blood, the instructions, as for obstructing fire exits, well, if there's a fire move the bloody thing, just pray it doesn't disable the fleeing staff in the process!

blocking/obstructing fire exits - they really know how to undertake risk assessments in HMRC, not!

writing on whiteboards in ink colours difficult to read - self applied cure, don't bother reading them...

then there was the 4-sided demon on castors that was rolled around with graphs and sound bites plastered all over it - this abomination had cost £1800 and was a laughing stock amongst staff.

Still, makes you wonder?

Management, my arse, they do make Kermit & Co. look efficient though
."
Halcyon days by the sound of it!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

HMRC's "Common Sense"


As part of what it terms a ‘common sense approach’, HMRC says all unincorporated businesses and landlords with annual incomes below £10,000 will be entirely exempted from the new obligations for quarterl reporting.

All very nice maybe. However, £10K is piss pathetically low.

Why on earth choose such a low threshold?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Making Tax Digital Timetable


HMRC's timetable for making tax digital has been summarised by CCH (sorry folks I can't post the link on my mobile).

What could possibly go wrong?
Tax does have to be taxing.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

HMRC Rushes Digital Plans


HMRC's plans for making tax digital are being rushed at an unseemly pace.

The deadline for responding to the six consultations is 7 November.

Hardly enough time to comment thoughtfully!
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

HMRC's Seven Pillars of Wisdom

HMRC in it's effort to make tax digital has issued seven documents comprising six consultations.

Good luck!

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.

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



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Friday, 12 August 2016

Brighton and Hove Albion Named and Shamed


Brighton and Hove Albion claim they have been “named and shamed” by HMRC for being “over-generous” with expenses to work experience staff.

The club were named among 198 companies in what the HMRC is calling their biggest list ever of firms not paying minimum wage.

Albion has been accused of owing more than £2,800 to one worker, but club officials said they were “very disappointed to be named” having already made representations to Government officials.

Responding to The Argus, the club said it had been “over generous” in paying the expenses of an individual on a work experience placement at the club two years ago.

The club said the minor administrative error was corrected by the club as soon as possible and they sought external legal advice in which they were instructed they had not breached employment regulations.

A club spokesman said because of the HMRC's decision, which the club are unable to appeal, Albion had suspended its work experience programme and been forced to close the door to “many graduates seeking such opportunities”.

Reading between the lines it appears that the club attempted to avoid tax payments on a salary by putting the payments in expenses. Rightly or wrongly HMRC have decided to name and shame, the result being that the club won't operate a work experience programme anymore because it's simply too complex and time consuming to comply with the bureaucracy.


Tax does have to be taxing.

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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"