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Penalising HMRC for their failure to adhere to their own Charter obligations, including requiring them to financially compensate taxpayers where delays, inconvenience or additional costs have resulted, should be considered if the Charter is to be effective, says the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

We are aware that HMRC are sending compliance letters to tenants occupying residential property owned by non-resident corporate landlords.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed today’s report from the House of Commons Treasury Sub-committee which makes recommendations on HMRC’s approach to dispute resolution – including calling for HMRC to urgently review and improve the guidance it makes available to vulnerable taxpayers.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling on the new Money and Pensions Service (MAPS) to urgently consider setting up a free pension freedoms advisory service to help those on low incomes.

HM Treasury have issued a press release today confirming that regulations implementing the EC 4th Money Laundering Directive are coming into force on Monday 26th June as originally planned.   

The questions and answers from members following our PCRT webinar are now available.

The above webinar took place on 1 December 2016.  Here you will find a copy of the webinar slides available to download, together with a link to the recording of the webinar.  A summary of the questions and answers are also attached below. These are being regularly updated as we receive further questions from members.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies jointly held a debate on tax and inequality at the Labour, Conservative and SNP conferences in the autumn of 2016.

Our webinar on Making Tax Digital took place on Thursday 22 September.


(NB If you do not deal with tax compliance, you may wish to pass this onto a colleague who does)

HMRC have recently published 6 consultation documents setting out their proposals for Making Tax Digital, including how compulsory digital record keeping and quarterly reporting for businesses and landlords will work. These proposals are some of the biggest changes to the tax system in decades, which are going to affect how both taxpayers and their agents interact with HMRC. We are really keen to hear your views. Do you think HMRC’s proposals are workable? How could they be improved? What effect will the changes have on your practice?