Tag Archives: Charter

Out of proportion!

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) promises in its ‘Charter’ to “treat you fairly”. However, in practice HMRC can sometimes seem heavy-handed when applying its powers. Many appeals by taxpayers to the tax tribunal concern the imposition of penalties by HMRC. The rates and amounts of penalties can be eye-watering. For example, the standard maximum penalty… Read More »

HMRC: From bad to worse?

Some taxpayers seem to consider that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does whatever it wants. Of course, that is not the case. For example, there are certain conditions and exceptions about when HMRC can request information and documents from taxpayers. Out with the ‘old’… In addition, HMRC’s ‘customers’ are protected by ‘The HMRC Charter’. There… Read More »