The primary objective of the Association's Technical Steering Group is to provide a structure through which the general problems with compliance and administration faced on a day-to-day basis by ATT members can be considered and appropriate action taken. The Association does not currently have the resources to provide a technical advisory service, and can only take on those queries which bring to light anomalies in or problems with tax law or administration.
Since ATT is a professional association, we have a duty to ensure that the interests of our members are safeguarded and their voice is heard. Because we are also a registered charity, we must always be guided by our charitable objectives of working towards a fairer tax system for all taxpayers, including the unrepresented. Happily, these two priorities pull in the same direction!
Much of our routine ongoing work consists of meetings with officials from HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs, to help ensure that the viewpoint of the taxpayer and tax practitioners is taken into account in the development of HMRC's policy and practice.