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03 December 2013 / Richard Curtis
Issue: 4431 / Categories: Comment & Analysis , ADR , Working Together , Admin , Investigations

Making use of the alternative dispute resolution process

Thursday 7 November 2013 saw the third Working Together meeting at the Taxation offices and the eighth such workshop in the ongoing series developed by the Tolworth Working Wogether group. (Mike Truman reported on the previous meeting of the group.)

The meeting was again introduced by Susan Gompels on behalf of the group. She emphasised the purpose of this workshop: that agents and HMRC genuinely working together can share openly and challenge each other constructively to make the UK tax system work a little better as a result.

The Chatham House rule applied although the main participants were happy to be named and lively discussion ensued.

Around shared tables about 50 HMRC compliance caseworkers and tax practitioners met to discuss how the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process might be used to resolve an investigation into business accounts.

Susan explained...

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