ACCA says no self-assessment for OAPs
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has attacked the Inland Revenue for forcing pensioners to complete lengthy and confusing self-assessment tax returns.
ACCA has also called on the government to provide concessions to pensioners who fail to receive Revenue support when completing their forms.
Chas Roy-Chowdhury, ACCA head of taxation, said the requirement for pensioners to provide detailed information was ‘unnecessary’.
He added: ‘Many pensioners are confused by the complicated self-assessment forms they are required to complete. The forms need to be simplified and shortened to ensure that only relevant information is provided.’