TaxPersonal TaxACCA says no self-assessment for OAPs

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.’

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