Agent Update 26, October - November 2011, has been published. This is available to download here in PDF format.

When HMRC decided to cease sending copy Notices of Coding to agents they promised to make these available on-line for SA taxpayers. This required an update to the HMRC system which has been carried out and full details of the new service can be

HMRC have issued a statement concerning the increased use of online filing for VAT purposes. This is reproduced here.

Tax practitioners have submitted a second round of comments to HMRC ahead of today’s deadline for the ‘Tax Agent Strategy’ consultation (TAS)1.

The tax professional bodies and tax charities met last week with HMRC to discuss actions following the recent Treasury Committee report on ‘Administration & Effectiveness of HMRC. An agreed joint statement is attached.

HMRC have issued recently a Consultation Document concerning a proposal to increase the use of online facilities for filing of forms for VAT including registration forms. However, HMRC have also issued a Press Release to confirm that the existing

Agent Update 25, August - September 2011, has been published. This is available to download here in PDF format.

HMRC has issued a statement regarding who should sign form P11D(b) following concerns raised about forms being returned by HMRC where the agent has signed the form, or a ‘stamped’ signature has been used.

Tax practitioners have given heavily qualified support to HMRC’s plans for a system of enrolment of professional tax agents. The two main tax professional bodies say HMRC’s proposals are moving in the right direction but there are a significant

HMRC have recently issued an alert explaining that they will not be able to issue paper self assessment tax statements to all customers during the normal July period. They will be sending out the remaining statements soon and people will have 30