Category Archive for: ‘HMRC Investigation’

Daily Mail report that one in four people phoning HMRC don’t get through

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Generally people calling HMRC are doing so to make sure they are paying the right amount of tax or to sort out a problem about their tax. In short these are people who are  trying to get things right.  But HMRC simply don’t put enough bodies on the front line to deal with customers. This has been happening for years, …

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HMRC display leaniancy with late return penalties


Tax officials no longer check why someone was unable to submit self-assessment forms if they provide a “reasonable” excuse HMRC have been automatically sending out £100 penalties to anybody who’s payment was late. Many appealed to the tribunal and many won those appeals. Now HMRC is so overwhelmed with these appeals it’s just scrapped the whole thing. It shows that …

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New Facebook page! Become a friend


After taking some social media advice from our good friends at MediaFox we’ve decided to set up on Facebook. You can follow or become a friend, it’s all good. Check it out by visiting here. Let’s get social!

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In a tax investigation, what is “Helping”?


The HMRC factsheet, Penalties for inaccuracies in returns and documents, is issued when HMRC believes a penalty is likely to be due. The document is full of crucial information most of which is buried in the text. The ebook Penalties for inaccuracies in returns and documents DECODED is an analysis of the HMRC document; digging up true meanings and telling …

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