TaxPersonal TaxCIOT wants simplification of self assessment regime

CIOT wants simplification of self assessment regime

Research by Chartered Institute of Taxation reveals forms are too complicated

Following research which revealed that a third of taxpayers find the
self-assessment forms difficult to complete, the Chartered Institute of Taxation
has joined the NAO by calling for HMRC simplify its self-assessment tax regime.

Furthermore, the CIOT said two tax calculation guides issued by HMRC were
also complicated.

John Cullinane, CIOT president, said: ‘The forms and guides reflect how
complex the UK tax system is. In order to simplify the SA forms and guides one
first needs to make the system simpler and clearer. Without this any move to
making the forms ‘easier’ could in fact lead to people getting their tax return
wrong.’

Further reading:

Late self assessors warned on penalties

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