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Tax Man , Can Now Demand To See Your Tax Records Unannounced

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/arti...in_page_id=1770

Inspectors will be allowed to make lightning visits to taxpayers' homes, under powers due to come into force next year.

Under the extraordinary new rules, they will be able to turn up unannounced and demand to see tax records.

They will not just target big business but could hit any taxpayer if they suspect money is owed, whatever the amount.

"No tax evader should get away with it," one accountant said.

"But you don't want a knock on the door at 4am if you are a good, upstanding taxpayer, do you?"

Evidence emerged yesterday of the staggering tax dodging which is rife in Britain............................

KNOCK KNOCK .................who's there ???? :ph34r:

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that my worse nightmare

Better get my tax done before easter

From the article.

After a long consultation, the new rules will come into force on 1 April next year.

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The MAFIA can also wake you in the early hours and demand to see your wallet and to be honest i see little difrence between them and the goverment.

maybe it's time for the citizens to clean the streets of these people

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The MAFIA can also wake you in the early hours and demand to see your wallet and to be honest i see little difrence between them and the goverment.

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The Mafia have a code of honour banks dont

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I think the idea is sound - if people owe money to the government then they should be pursued for it. After all, someone has to pay for Northern Rock, hospitals, education and other worthy money pits.

However, the manner by which HMRC recover money and the people they target (ie. ordinary people rather than the big villains) makes me grumpy.

It's also very hard to do the right thing. My wife went contracting for a year and therefore racked up lots of unpaid tax in dividends from her Ltd company. It took 4 months to persuade the IR that we actually owed money to them - an absolute battle of letters and phonecalls in order to gain the ability to give them what was owed!

Very tempting to walk away and pretend it was an accident but too risky with the current enforcement and penalty culture...

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It is completely symptomatic of the disconnect between the governed and the governing.

In the early 90s, when someone "ratted" on my father to the Revenue, they made his life very difficult for two or three years. In the end, he was found to have owed nothing.

Do you know that HMRC staff go on assertiveness training courses to be even more *******-like with "customers"?

The thing is, though, as was stated on the ITV1 Tonight show earlier this week, they'll go after the people whose affairs are not looked after by an accountant. As ever with New Labour, they'll pick on the most vulnerable and the most likely to make genuine mistakes.

Is it any wonder I want to leave this country?

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HMRC have more powers than the police but without the responsibility to keep society together and safe.

Guilty until proven innocent

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