HMRC document scanning, Scottish income tax, advisory fuel rates, new 2011/12 forms and books, tax and NICs on benefits.Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Many years ago I researched and wrote about bulk scanning of documents that could be used as evidence in court. There are British standards that must be met to prove that a scanned copy is identical to the original paper document. It is interesting to find that HMRC is planning to make use of this not-so-new technology for the first time. Will the promise of better service levels be realised?
Some of the problems that different Scottish tax rates will create are currently being explored, particularly in respect of pensions and tax relief on employee pension contributions. We also have the first indication of who will decide whether an employee is liable for Scottish tax rates or rest-of-UK tax rates.
All of the new 2011/12 forms and booklets are now available on HMRC’s website, and following recent fuel pump price increases, new advisory rates are expected in between the normal review dates.
Please have a look at all of the latest Forum questions, but can you provide your views in particular to the question about payroll overpayments, HMRC should be providing clear guidance on the subject and your comments would allow us to apply some pressure.