I was expecting to spend today at a conference. But I am not doing that. The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has instead commissioned me, at very short notice, to present evidence on HMRC’s plans to ‘Make Tax Digital’. The hearing is on Monday afternoon and they like written submissions to support that given in person.
I will be spending today (at least) writing that submission and will publish it on Monday. If, however, anyone has anything to say on this issue, especially with regard to estimated costs for taxpayers in terms of time and direct spending, as well as supposed savings for HMRC and in the tax gap I would be pleased to hear from them.
For those interested a cautious response from the tax profession is noted here.