Simpler self-assessment form on the way
The Inland Revenue is to pilot a new simplified self-assessment form next year aimed at those with a more straightforward tax life.
The new form, which is currently in the design process, is expected to be about four pages long, much shorter than the standard ten-page form currently in use.
A spokesperson for the Inland Revenue said the body was currently in consultation with tax agents over the design of the form and that this process should be finished by April. At this point the forms would be sent out to a target audience for trials.
It is thought that millions of self-assessment tax-payers could benefit from the new forms if trials prove successful.