HMRC have published their long awaited agent strategy paper: 'Establishing the future relationship between the tax agent community and HM Revenue and Customs'.
The paper can be downloaded by clicking here.
The CIOT has issued a press statement in response: Qualified welcome for HMRC’s tax agent strategy proposals
The Institute's Low Incomes Tax Reform Group has also issued a press statement: HMRC’s agent strategy – don’t forget the unrepresented
And our sister body, the Association of Taxation Technicians, have too: Independent oversight crucial for tax agent registration system
There is also some media coverage of the launch:
HMRC to root out tax agent fraud (Daily Telegraph)
Government proposes tax agent registration (Accountancy Age)
A little trust goes a long way (Accountancy Age comment)
The CIOT and ATT are inviting the views of members, including via a survey which will be going live later this afternoon. The link will be posted here and sent to members in an email. Feel free to post your views as a comment to this blog post.
CIOT External Relations Manager
31 May 2011