Government statement on online services
Good to hear that the Government want to bring together their online services, including submitting tax returns, in "a single domain based on agile shared web services".
However, as the Institute's Tax Policy Director, John Whiting, has pointed out, this ambition to bring services together makes the current process of fragmenting tax information over three websites - HMRC, Business Link, and DirectGov - seem even less wise.
And the Institute's Low Incomes Tax Reform Group is driving home the message that there must always be alternatives to getting information and filing returns online for those unable to access the internet.
You can read more of our response to this government statement in the press releases section of our website.