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Learning together

27 October 2009 / Chris Chadburn
Issue: 4229 / Categories: Comment & Analysis , Admin
CHRIS CHADBURN shares his experiences at a recent gathering of HMRC officers and tax agents designed to ‘help make doing business as an agent easier’

KEY POINTS

  • HMRC introduce their new ‘learning together’ roadshows for officers and advisers.
  • The new law on inspections and information gathering.
  • The new penalty regime.
  • A case study is analysed.
  • HMRC’s use of the PaceSetter management policy.
  • Sharing identified risks with HMRC.

Readers of Taxation and HMRC’s Agent Update will be aware of the department’s ‘Learning Together’ roadshow. This is a programme of 40 afternoon events on powers and penalties that HMRC are running across the UK between October and March.

HMRC’s September 2009 Working Together pamphlet explains that ‘the events will bring agents and HMRC compliance officers together to develop a shared understanding of the changes’.

I attended the seventh of the 40 scheduled events and any tax practitioners who wish to go along to a future roadshow can...

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