Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC, says House of Lords report

Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC, says House of Lords report
 

Greater powers given to HMRC to tackle tax avoidance and evasion are undermining the rule of law and justice, warns a House of Lords report.
The Economic Affairs Committee said HMRC has been granted some broad, disproportionate powers without effective taxpayer safeguards.
High penalties, designed to deter taxpayers from appealing, are a tax on justice, the committee claimed
It has demanded a review of the oversight of HMRC and its powers.
Careful balance Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, chairman of the committee, said: "HMRC is right to tackle tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance.... read more

 
4 December 2018 in Regional, Views: 59
Source: BBC
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