Office of Tax Simplification seeks input on ‘user experience’

Advisers to the UK government on creating a simpler tax system are seeking feedback on the “user experience” of private individuals and small businesses. Often an easier experience of interacting with a not-yet-simplified tax system is a worthy goal in itself, Paul Morton, tax director of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS), told Tax Analysts.

The OTS noted in a focus paper on tax complexity, published on March 28, that since 2010 it has been carrying out an “intermittent but ongoing” project looking at the reasons why tax is complex. It has now reviewed those papers and updated some of them ….

“Our focus paper on complexity draws together several strands of our work over the last few years on this thorny issue and its causes,” Morton said. “We welcome comments on all of this, including the complexity index and how to avoid complexity in the first place …” Read more:

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