HMRC – getting tax wrong

‘Working with you to get tax right’

Is the subheading for the consultation on the revised HMRC charter. If you believe tax pays for nothing but prevents inflation then the charter starts with utter failure:

HMRC is here to collect the tax that pays for the UK’s public services. We do this by working in partnership with you.

Could I encourage other readers to email HMRC.Charter@hmrc.gov.uk with their views on this misleading and possibly downright dissembling text.

If you need some additional ‘ammunition’ there is a lot throughout ProgressivePulse, but perhaps the most concentrated supply is here.

Furthermore, I cannot believe that we will get through the Coronavirus crisis without more of us realising that government doesn’t tax and spend.

We have to hope that, along with the replies to their consultation, HMRC will also be obliged to realise the true purpose of tax….

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