The survey also found 60% of the MPs found it difficult and time-consuming to complete their self-assessment return. As CIoT president Tim Ambrose said: ‘Frankly, it’s surprising to me that 40% of MPs apparently find it easy and quick to complete.’
Read the results as a damning indictment of MPs’ intelligence if you must. But more than that, they speak volumes about how convoluted our tax system now is.
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