Fundamental elements of the tax system could be set to change in the biggest shake up since self assessment was launched in the last millennium. The government's call for evidence on the tax administration framework review (TAFR), published on Tax Day, 23 March 2021, goes much further than a possible updating of Taxes Management Act 1970.
Significant changes are being proposed to how taxpayers and agents interact with the tax system and HMRC including:
So almost nothing is off the table.
HMRC's use of data and the evolving roles and responsibilities of taxpayers, HMRC and third parties are in scope as are powers and safeguards. Join Frank Haskew, Anita Monteith and Caroline Miskin to delve into the call for evidence and help develop ICAEW's response.
Note: We will be explaining the call for evidence on earlier tax payment in a separate webinar.
Frank Haskew: Frank Haskew BSc (Eng) ACGI ACA ATII joined the Tax Faculty technical team in January 1998 and has been head of the Tax Faculty since 2002. He has executive responsibility for the Tax Faculty's various activities – including the provision of member services and also the technical output of the faculty.
Frank qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1987 and immediately specialised in tax consultancy. He continues to be deeply involved with technical issues, and with ICAEW tax policy, appearing regularly before Parliamentary committees in tax policy developments. In February 2014 he was appointed to the Tax Advisory Group which has been set up to give advice to the Welsh Government on tax policy.
Frank is a past editor and regular contributor to TAXline ,the Tax Faculty's monthly magazine.
Anita Monteith: Anita is ICAEW’s Tax Technical lead and senior policy adviser and has a particular interest in tax matters affecting SMEs. She is closely involved with online filing developments in tax, including the government’s proposals for Making Tax Digital.
Seconded to the Treasury Select Committee in 2011, Anita then continued as a special adviser to that committee working with it on a number of projects for several years. She has a particular interest in the taxation of work and in 2014 was seconded to the House of Lords Select Committee on Personal Service Companies.
She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and a past chairman of the ICAEW Tax Faculty.
Anita is a regular speaker and chairperson at conferences, appears frequently on television and radio talking about tax and is a regular on Radio 4’s Moneybox.
Caroline Miskin: Caroline is ICAEW’s Tax Practitioner Support Manager. Her particular areas of interest are HMRC services to agents, Making Tax Digital, Private Client tax matters and personal tax as it affects those on low incomes.
Caroline previously worked at TaxAid, the charity that gives free tax advice to those on low incomes, latterly as Technical Director. She continues to volunteer for TaxAid.
Caroline has also worked at the other end of the size scale, for ExxonMobil UK, where she advised on corporation tax and employee matters including expatriate taxation, becoming a Chartered Tax Adviser during this period.
Caroline started her career as a trainee Chartered Accountant in a small firm in Dublin and remains a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
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