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I want an argument II

02 March 2010 / Mike Thexton
Issue: 4245 / Categories: Comment & Analysis , Admin , VAT
MIKE THEXTON would be happy with an answer to his question


  • Technical disagreement relating to the flat rate scheme.
  • VAT treatment of bank interest receivable.
  • Result of an HMRC internal review.
  • A 45-day review takes HMRC 135 days.
  • Still awaiting a statement.

‘Don’t go to law!’ So the heroine’s mother urges her husband in The Mill on the Floss but he does anyway and much grief follows.

The lawsuit in Bleak House drones on for generations until the whole inheritance has been consumed in legal fees. I should have paid more attention to English literature while I was at school.

In my article I want an argument I started a story that I hope will not end as unhappily as those in Eliot and Dickens. However it may make a novel yet. By way of brief background I...

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