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Self assessment ad man wishes tax was simpler

The man who fronted adverts for the taxman has complained that the tax system is too complex

He is the well-known face of HM Revenue Customs’s ‘Tax doesn’t have to be
taxing’ advertising campaign, but now Adam Hart-Davis says he wishes tax was
simpler.

The historian and BBC presenter has fronted the self-assessment filing
returns campaign since 2002 and in an interview with Radio Five Live Hart-Davis
said the system was too complicated, especially for the self-employed.

He said a flat rate for tax would be easier to manage and generate more
revenue. He described VAT as ‘absurdly complicated’.

Further reading:

Self-assessment deadline pushed back a
day

Advisers wait and see on complex online
returns

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