Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Racist taxmen sacked

Oh dear. **sigh**

Seven taxmen have been sacked for deliberately underpaying child benefit to ethnic minority families.

Two other workers quit when an investigation was launched earlier this year.

All nine were based at an HM Revenue and Customs contact centre in Belfast, where they had access to computerised national benefits records.

*** it beggars belief that such an investigation is taken so seriously when its against the child benefit payments to non-nationals when the UK public and UK businesses are being discriminated against in such a bad way, it is worse than racism ***

Oh well, at least the non-nationals are getting what they are due even if the nationals aren't.

article is here.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

HMRC Hiding the Facts

HMRC will not publish full annual report and accounts - figures showing the success rate of court actions by HMRC are omitted and details of complaints against HMRC are also left out from the abridged reporting.

What happened to the adage that those who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear?

The article is here.

Monday, 9 August 2010

HMRC's Own Goal

Portsmouth win vital court case against HMRC - Portsmouth have won a court case with the tax authorities which could have forced the club into liquidation.

HM Revenue and Customs challenged the legality of Portsmouth's Company Voluntary Agreement, the means by which the Championship club will attempt to settle their debts.

"I propose to find in favour of the company administrators and dismiss the application of HMRC," said Mr Justice Mann.

HMRC argued it was owed £13million more than the £24million value put on its claim. The administrators disputed the accuracy of the taxman's figures and assessments, and today the judge ruled in their favour.

HMRC committed a foul in their own penalty box and kicked the ball into their own goal. At least play the game properly.

article in the Telegraph here