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HMRC culture must be addressed, UK tax expert says

There is an urgent need to address the U.K. tax authority’s culture, and the government should set a timetable toward the regulation of all tax advisers, a leading tax professional said.

HM Revenue & Customs needs to be rebuilt in a way that “genuinely puts the taxpayer and [HMRC personnel] first,” Ray McCann, former president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, wrote in Tax Journal on January 3.

McCann’s article echoed some of the concerns set out in Amyas Morse’s independent review of the loan charge, published on December 20, which made a series of recommendations intended to enhance trust in HMRC …

My news story for Tax Notes (paywall), January 7:

HMRC Culture Must Be Addressed, U.K. Tax Expert Says