Making Tax Digital
HMRC have issued a series of consultation documents outlining further plans for the government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative.
HMRC have published six consultation documents on MTD. The six consultations set out detailed plans on how HMRC propose to make tax digital and to simplify the tax system. The consultations look at the following areas:
Commenting on the plans, Jane Ellison Financial Secretary to the Treasury said:
'This new system will make the UK's tax administration more efficient and straightforward and will offer businesses greater clarity when it comes to paying their tax bills.'
However professional bodies have expressed their concerns about HMRC's proposals. Frank Haskew, Head of the Tax Faculty at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, said:
'This is not the time to be rushing through fundamental changes to business processes that are likely to result in major upheaval and extra costs, especially when the business benefit to the UK has not been clearly demonstrated.'
Under the Government's plans, the changes to the tax system will be introduced gradually between 2018 and 2020. We will keep you informed of developments.
Internet link: GOV.UK MTD
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