HMRC advising other tax authorities on best practice is laughable, say freelancers
HMRC advising other tax authorities on best practice is laughable, say freelancers

There were raised eyebrows at the Professional Contractors Group’s offices at HM Revenue and Customs’ recent announcement that they are advising African governments on how revenue bodies should develop an, “effective relationship with major taxpayers and their advisors.”

The HMRC press release goes on to say that they will be advising their African counterparts to base their activities around, “commercial understanding, impartiality, proportionality, openness and responsiveness.”

 

As one senior insider at PCG, the group that represents freelancers, quipped: “HMRC giving advice on impartiality and commercial understanding is a bit like Jade Goody opening a charm school.”

PCG is campaigning for a duty of care to be imposed on HMRC, so that it can be held properly accountable when its mistakes cost people their livelihoods.

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