News: August 2013
HMRC going increasingly digital
£200 million is to be invested in HMRC’s digital services, which they believe will reduce their costs dramatically.
Cynics will say that is all very well, but it means the taxpayer or his agent will have to do more of the work needed. Please be assured that we will use the increasing range of HMRC digital services to your advantage, providing a personal service which gets your tax affairs up to date and ensures no tax planning opportunities are missed.
Looks like it won’t be long before HMRC are left with nothing much to do except check tax returns. That will be done with an overall reduced workforce, but with more people freed from doing other tasks and soon to be reallocated to compliance checks. On our part we will always seek to reduce the chances of a tax return being queried in any way.