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    HMRC found guilty of hiding sweetheart tax- breaks.

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    HMRC found guilty of hiding sweetheart tax- breaks.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 1:03 pm

    A report by the Commons public accounts committee says it has uncovered "specific and systemic" failures in Britain's tax-gathering agency while investigating deals with Vodafone and Goldman Sachs, which have attracted mass protests.

    The committee chair, Margaret Hodge, accused HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) of making a "policy decision" not to disclose information and using a "veil of secrecy" by citing "taxpayer confidentiality", which denied accountability to the public or parliament about whether deals provided good value for money.

    She said it was "crazy" that the panel of MPs had been forced to rely on leaked information from a whistleblower and the satirical magazine Private Eye.

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    So much for clear and transparent taxation rules in Britain.


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    Re: HMRC found guilty of hiding sweetheart tax- breaks.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 6:40 pm

    it's much easier to get money from an individual than from a large Corporation, which probably has batteries of lawyers and accountants to lessen the burden on the Company.

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    Re: HMRC found guilty of hiding sweetheart tax- breaks.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 12:21 pm

    Yes HG, while that is certainly true I would have thought that the best people to get owed taxes from the big companies would be the government.

    It looks as if we are seeing a deliberate pass being given to these companies that have the power to hide what they owe.

    WE... would never get away with anything like that !


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    Re: HMRC found guilty of hiding sweetheart tax- breaks.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 01 Jan 2012, 12:49 pm

    Well I bloody certainly don't !

    I get really fizzing when I read about stuff like this as the thing is that they can afford to pay their taxes but the rest of us struggle to do that.

    If we forget to fill in our annual tax return, DUE SOON BTW, they will be very quick to fine us and hammer us for the few pence of ours that is missing.
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    Re: HMRC found guilty of hiding sweetheart tax- breaks.

    Post by zathrus on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 12:07 pm

    But HEY, wait a minute, is that not graft or at least some kind of fraud ?

    If it is I think that the HMRC bosses should be held to account, don't you guys ?
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    Post by papa_umau on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 11:44 am

    I certainly agree on that one Zath', but it always seems that people at this level are protected from the actions that we ordinary mortals would be hit with.

    Is there any wonder that there are riots on the streets in just about every country of the world as we watch these parasites get away with murder everywhere.



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    Re: HMRC found guilty of hiding sweetheart tax- breaks.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 07 Jan 2012, 12:43 pm

    Why is nobody being held to account for this then ?
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    Re: HMRC found guilty of hiding sweetheart tax- breaks.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 2:52 pm

    I read somewhere that the HMRC is not answerable to Government, due to some loophole or other. They are just a loose cannon.

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    Re: HMRC found guilty of hiding sweetheart tax- breaks.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 3:04 pm

    It certainly looks like it HG, but I would have thought that nothing in this country is truly outwith the power of parliament.

    Maybe they just need to tighten up the regulations that HMRC run under ?

    Something tells me that we have not heard the last of this scandal yet.


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