A joint response from the professional bodies has been issued today in response to Lord Carter’s rethink on his recommendations for changes to the filing deadline. The statement reads:
"We welcome Lord Carter's announcement today that he is going to look again at his recommendations for changing the self assessment filing deadlines. We are pleased that Lord Carter has not only recognised the concerns that we have raised but welcome his commitment to look again at the impact of his proposals on taxpayers, agents and HMRC.
"This is a very significant step forward. We're committed to providing Lord Carter with any additional information that he may require and to working with him on other ways that will help achieve the Government's aims to encourage online filing."
The professional bodies are the Association of Accounting Technicians, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Association of Taxation Technicians, the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
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