hmrc enquiries

How have HMRC Enquiries Changed?

HMRC enquiries in the past Many years ago, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) started HMRC enquiries by agreeing a date and time for a visit and then arriving with a blank questionnaire. They would then interview the main directors/ shareholders and review a sample of business records to try to find any potential errors. Tax enquiries were usually full enquiries often based on a reduction in sales/ turnover or a…

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hmrc database errors

Error in Tax Return Software Force Paper Filing

This article has been provided by Alan McCann (DTE) Head of Tax Dispute Resolution HMRC’s own database software contains errors for 2016-17, which in turn has been replicated by all commercial software, because in order to get the returns to file electronically, suppliers must pass the HMRC flags including those which are incorrect. The problems stem from the interaction between the separate allowances for savings and dividends, the personal allowance…

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Charles Little - KSK

HMRC on the Prowl

Affluent Team by Charles Little Director at Keens Shay Keens Ltd With the conclusion of the 2015/16 tax filing season it is appropriate to now look ahead to the new fast approaching tax year. Amongst HMRC’s new teams is what is dubbed the “Affluent Unit” which our profession sees as scrutinising the financial affairs of middle class families. We believe that the unit has taken on 368 new inspectors to…

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