HMRC in a Rush to Revolutionise the Tax System

At the moment HMRC is in a rush to revolutionise the tax system and it is creating many troubles for businesses. This week’s announcement of the closure of all 281 of the department’s enquiry centres has been met with a sense of disbelief and astonishment by those in the industry.


According to the news coming out of HMRC, there’s some logic behind the decision. It estimates the move over to a telephone- and home visits-based service will save both taxpayers and itself £12m and £13m respectively. Then there’s the prohibitively high average £152 cost of appointments at enquiry centres.

That’s all very well, but the taxman should slow down and take a step back. Why rush, when the £13m savings could easily be offset through its failure to focus on one major project at a time.

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