Loan Charge group wants your redacted HMRC correspondence

A lobbyist turned support group wants to receive correspondence that Loan Charge contractors have from HMRC which show its incompetence – or pressure tactics; or both.

In an online appeal, LCAG said it needed written examples of HMRC’s unreasonable demands, following the group’s “very successful meeting” with Sir Amyas Morse.

Evidencing ‘unreasonable,’ the appeal says it could be HMRC giving the recipient taxpayer a very short period of time (less than 14 days) to respond or make a “life-changing decision.”

Nowhere is that short period of time more impossible for contractors to act within than where the Revenue demands a response on a date earlier than the letter is dated.

“Any other example of their use of dates to put additional pressure on you” is also welcome, the Loan Charge Action Group said, providing an email address for submissions to be sent to.

However, all submissions must be redacted of the HMRC customer’s personal information, and should be sent attached to an email with the subject line ‘DATES.’

LCAG added: “We also need letters or demands that clearly show a very long delay in responding to you, but then expect you to reply to them in a very short period of time.”

The group emphasised that the entire “collecting and collating” exercise is to give Sir Amyas as much hard evidence as possible, and that the copies will be used for his review only.

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Written by Simon Moore

Simon writes impartial news and engaging features for the contractor industry, covering, IR35, the loan charge and general tax and legislation.
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