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Tax errors - intended or just confused?

Recent research commissioned by HMRC apparently found that only 4% of taxpayers are likely deliberately to avoid paying tax.

However, over 26% of taxpayers appear to fail to pay the correct tax liability because either they do not understand the rules or just do not know what they should be paying - a considerably higher proportion.

Does that mean making the laws simpler would enable HMRC to collect more tax?

Cathy Corns is a tax adviser and a partner at Mercer & Hole. The views given in this blog are personal to the author, if you would like to discuss the contents of this post with Cathy you can call her on 01908 605552.

 

 

Date: 26th March, 2010
Author: Cathy Corns

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