The move is thought to be part of a review into the operations of the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise, commissioned by the chancellor in July, in the wake of a series of blunders in tax legislation and administration, according to a report in the Financial Times.
Commentators expect the Treasury to play a greater role in setting tax policies, heading off the potential erosion of the UK’s authority over its own tax base by the European courts.
A possible merger of Customs and the Revenue, or some part of their operations, is also likely to come up for consideration as part of the review.
Making Tax Digital will impose significant additional tax compliance costs on small businesses for little or no medium term benefit, tax and small business experts told MPs
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