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HMRC and Treasury questioned on tax powers and Making Tax Digital

22 October 2018

HMRC and HM Treasury give evidence on the balance of power between HMRC and the taxpayer and the rollout of Making Tax Digital for VAT as part of the Sub-Committee's ongoing inquiry into the draft Finance Bill 2018.


Monday 22 October in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 4.05pm

  • Ruth Stanier OBE, Director General for Customer Strategy and Tax Design, HMRC
  • Theresa Middleton, Director for Making Tax Digital for Business, HMRC
  • Lindsey Whyte, Director for Personal Tax, Welfare and Pensions, HM Treasury

Likely questions

  • Has there been a culture shift in HMRC enforcement activity?
    Is the 2019 loan charge fair?
  • Is access to justice for taxpayers engaged in tax disputes sufficient?
  • What is the rationale behind clauses in the draft Finance Bill which would extend HMRC's time limit for dealing with offshore matters to 12 years?
  • Are HMRC and software companies ready for the full introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT in April 2019?
  • Why are some organisations being allowed a deferral to the introduction of the Making Tax Digital for VAT regime?
  • Are businesses aware of their obligations for Making Tax Digital for VAT?

Further information

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