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Accountancy profession gives evidence to Draft Finance Bill 2018 inquiry

10 October 2018

The Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee hears evidence from a panel of accountancy and taxation bodies on HMRC powers and Making Tax Digital for VAT, as part of the Sub-Committee's inquiry on the 2018 draft Finance Bill.


Wednesday 10 October in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
At 4.05pm

  • Charlotte Barbour (Director of Taxation, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland ICAS)
  • John Cullinane (Tax Policy Director, Chartered Institute of Taxation CIOT)
  • Frank Haskew (Tax Technical Manager, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ICAEW)
  • Chas Roy-Chowdhury (Head of Taxation, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA Global)

Likely questions

  • How concerning is the development of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) powers over the last few years?
  • How can tax avoidance be tackled effectively without undermining safeguards for taxpayers?
  • Are businesses, HMRC and software companies ready for the full introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT in April 2019?
  • What further evidence is emerging, as businesses prepare for April 2019, of the costs and benefits of mandatory digitalisation?

Further information

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