Top Slicing Changes
They are now undertaking some work to consider what, if any, further datasets might potentially be published in a way that helps the public understand HMRC‚ s approach to compliance.
The CIOT and other stakeholders represented on HMRC‚ s Powers and Safeguards Evaluation Forum have been asked to identify:
how understanding of HMRC‚ s use of its powers and the operation of taxpayer safeguards might be improved by the publication of data which is currently not in the public domain and what information it would be most important for HMRC to publish to improve trust and transparency in relation to powers and safeguards.
In order to gather input, HMRC are asking four questions:
i. Do you know where HMRC publish information and how to access it? ii. Do you think if HMRC published further data it would improve your understanding of how HMRC uses its powers and the operation of taxpayer safeguards? iii. What information do you think it most important for HMRC to publish to improve trust and transparency? iv. Why do you think this would help improve trust and transparency?
This request relates to all current powers and safeguards regardless of their date of origin.
We submitted our comments to HMRC on 17 August 2020. To read our response see here.