Tax experts examined by Sub-Committee
17 October 2018
Specialists from the taxation profession give their insights on the practical impact of HMRC powers on taxpayers as part of the Sub-Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the draft Finance Bill 2018.
Wednesday 17 October in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
- Victoria Todd, Head of Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
- Graham Webber, Director of Tax, WTT Consulting
- Keith Gordon, Barrister, Temple Tax Chambers
- Does HMRC achieve an appropriate balance between tackling tax evasion and avoidance, and upholding the rights of individual taxpayers? If not, is this a problem of the powers given to HMRC, or the way they are being used?
- What changes have you seen in HMRC’s approach to taxpayers’ affairs in the last 10 years? Have taxpayers’ safeguards kept pace with increased enforcement activity?
- Are more safeguards or forms of support needed to protect unrepresented taxpayers, who are more likely to be those on low income? If so, what form should they take?
- Does HMRC treat individual taxpayers and small businesses less favourably than large businesses or the wealthy?
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