HMRC

 


MPs on the Treasury Committee have questioned HMRC bosses about the organisations’ culture, pay and conditions, as well as customer service levels, its approach to debt collection and the implementation of the 2019 loan charge. Inevitably the department’s Brexit preparations also loomed large at the hearing.

MPs on the Public Accounts Committee question HMRC chiefs about the tax gap, Making Tax Digital, the role of tax agents, the loan charge and – of course – Brexit.

A House of Commons Committee has said that HMRC must do more to support vulnerable taxpayers involved in tax disputes, after taking oral and written evidence from CIOT and LITRG and others.

The former head of the UK tax authority was one of the speakers at the latest CIOT/IFS Debate, on the topic of the powers of HMRC and the responsibility of citizens in today's world.

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) held a session this week (5) to look at HMRC’s progress on Brexit The session touched on HMRC progress against NAO’s update memorandum on UK border and UK preparedness for Brexit, and also on employment taxes.

I was so sorry to miss the CIOT/IFS debate on the powers of HMRC and the responsibility of citizens in today's world, due to a vote in Parliament. It won’t have escaped anyone’s notice that Parliamentary business and timing is a bit difficult to predict at the moment!

Kelly Sizer, of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, has had to pull out of tonight's (25/2/19) CIOT/IFS Tax Debate on HMRC Powers. However, she has set out her thoughts on the topic below.

The Treasury Committee staged the latest witness session in its inquiry into tax enquiries and resolution of tax disputes this afternoon (6 February 2019). The Government's Making Tax Digital project was slated by FSB and ICAEW during the session, with the FSB making some grave predictions about its impact.

 

The Treasury Committee staged the latest witness session in its inquiry into tax enquiries and resolution of tax disputes today (30 January 2019). HMRC made some announcements on the Loan Charge and defended its litigation and settlement strategy.

The House of Lords economic affairs committee is right to call for a new review of HMRC powers as the tax authority over-reaches itself with spurious tribunals and exhaustive investigations, not to mention the introduction of a 12-year time limit set out in Finance Bill 2018-19, says John Cullinane CTA, tax policy director at the Chartered Institute of Taxation.