HMRC listens to concerns
As tweeted by us, H M Revenue & Customs have amended their proposals for collecting tax debts direct from the debtor’s bank account (shortened to “DRD”). The professional institutes and commentators have unanimously welcomed the amendments which include:
There will be a new “vulnerable customers unit” which will work closely with the voluntary sector
Guaranteeing that every debtor will have a face to face meeting with HMRC agents before their debt is considered for DRD
Applying DRD to a small number of cases in the first year of operation, and reviewing it fully after 2 years of operation
Extending the appeal time to 30 days from a mere 14, once DRD has been initiated
Ability for a debtor to appeal to a County Court
However, we at robinson+co work closely with our clients so DRD should never become a possibility. We always advise our clients to contact us as soon as it becomes clear that they will have difficulty in meeting a tax liability so that we can help them.
In this instance the first call should be to your usual contact on either 01900 603623, 01946 692423, or 019467 25808.