HMRC like to fish, even when there is no known case to be made, but this is wrong: HMRC’s Compliance Handbook at CH23560 also recognises that: “Reason to suspect does not allow you to make [...]
I’m continuing to work on the next Tax-Hell book: Complaining: What HMRC Don’t Want You To Know. Frequently HMRC investigators open an investigation without telling you what they are [...]
It’s an open secret within HMRC that investigations stay open because the HMRC investigator has found nothing but feels too embarrassed to close the case. When an investigation is opened [...]
AccountingWEB have followed up with their own slant on the ‘nudge’ story from yesterday. They look more deeply into Behavioural Insights Ltd and the legal loophole that allows HMRC to [...]
HMRC is increasingly using ‘nudge’ letters to circumvent the normal dispute resolution process and put pressure on individuals currently engaged in a dispute with the taxman, City law firm [...]
Just over a week ago HMRC issued a press release (below) saying how they took former HMRC employee to court. Not only had Neil James Foster not declared his income (from trading games consoles, [...]
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