New CIoT president Penny Hamilton took the lead from her predecessor John Whiting, who last week, in Accountancy Age, attacked the government for not allowing parliamentary debate on proposed £3,000 fine on mandatory e-filing, as set out in Clause 131 and 132.
Hamilton said: ‘There are a number of tax changes that will not be open to proper scrutiny’ and said things like e-filing needed to be ‘fully discussed in parliament’.
The CIoT also expressed concern over a new powers in a clause which attacks tax havens, which do not comply with the OECD’s drive to improve transparency in offshore financial centres.
‘We believe strongly that full and proper consultation in a meaningful timescale is essential so as to ensure that taxes are raised and collected without undue administrative burden on the taxpayer,’ Hamilton added.
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