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HMRC to review Scottish taxpayer guidance

Tax returns are not yet “the best indicator” of whether someone is a Scottish taxpayer, because the present error rate is higher than HM Revenue & Customs would like, according to a tax official.

Jim HarraHMRC deputy chief executive and second permanent secretary, sought May 9 to assure members of the Scottish Parliament on the Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee that an error like a recent one that led to a third of MSPs receiving incorrect PAYE codes could not affect the wider population. My news story for Tax Notes (paywall), May 11: HMRC to Review Scottish Taxpayer Guidance.

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