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26 January 2011
Issue: 4290 / Categories: News , VAT
Hansard, 20 January 2011, vol 521, no 102, col 934W

The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked what arrangements were going to be put in place for businesses without internet access to file their VAT returns after online filing becomes compulsory.

Justine Greening replied that HMRC offer support and advice for all taxpayers who need help in moving to online filing, including those without internet access.

She said that taxpayers without internet access could appoint an tax adviser to file on their behalf, or use other sources, e.g. public libraries, which may be available to them.

She added that depending on the taxpayer’s precise circumstances, other options might be available, but the taxpayer would have to call HMRC contact centre staff.

Finally, Ms Greening said that most taxpayers ‘affected by the change have successfully made the conversion to online filing, and another 360,000 have switched to online filing voluntarily’.


Issue: 4290 / Categories: News , VAT
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