Taxing matter

First published in Letters

I REFER to an article in the national media of UNDER plans being put forward by the inept bunch of clowns at Westminster to crack down on people in this great country who are avoiding paying tax, the Inland Revenue and Customs Office would be allowed to view an entire year’s bank statements. The plan may come into force within the next year and the HMRC will have the power to take cash direct from people’s accounts.

This has brought howls of anguish from MPs, quoting the civil liberties enshrined in the Magna Carta. The chief executive of the HMRC stated that these powers would not be misused. She also stated there are 17,000 cases a year of people who admit they owe tax, but refuse to pay and they have thousands in their accounts. I find this scandalous.

While these MPs howl about civil rights this government shows a lack of humanity towards the rest of us. What about the civil rights of the sick and disabled who are existing on handouts from food banks and are burdened with the hated bedroom tax. These MPs and their ilk are all right with their obscene salaries and expenses and many directorship and would hide their loot abroad.

Mr C P Robins, Channel View, Pontymister

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1:11pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Bobevans says...

They already in most cases have access to this information. They also get the information on any saving accounts you have an the amount in them sent to HMRC
They already in most cases have access to this information. They also get the information on any saving accounts you have an the amount in them sent to HMRC Bobevans
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1:54pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Good Job No Kids says...

"She also stated there are 17,000 cases a year of people who admit they owe tax, but refuse to pay and they have thousands in their accounts. I find this scandalous"

Surely what you find scandalous is what this change is designed to stop?

I don't hate the bedroom tax it's general idea makes absolute sense if we had the numbers of smaller properties for tenants to move to.
"She also stated there are 17,000 cases a year of people who admit they owe tax, but refuse to pay and they have thousands in their accounts. I find this scandalous" Surely what you find scandalous is what this change is designed to stop? I don't hate the bedroom tax it's general idea makes absolute sense if we had the numbers of smaller properties for tenants to move to. Good Job No Kids
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5:10pm Tue 15 Jul 14

varteg1 says...

Good Job No Kids wrote:
"She also stated there are 17,000 cases a year of people who admit they owe tax, but refuse to pay and they have thousands in their accounts. I find this scandalous"

Surely what you find scandalous is what this change is designed to stop?

I don't hate the bedroom tax it's general idea makes absolute sense if we had the numbers of smaller properties for tenants to move to.
If we did have enough smaller properties then we would not need this iniquitous reduction ion benefit.

I wonder if we could insist MPs, especially Cabinet members , only use the cheapest possible cars to get about .

And if they insist on top of the range models, their expenses be cut proportionately.

I bet most of their car allowances are far higher than the 'savings' made by forcing people out of what the government considers too big houses.
[quote][p][bold]Good Job No Kids[/bold] wrote: "She also stated there are 17,000 cases a year of people who admit they owe tax, but refuse to pay and they have thousands in their accounts. I find this scandalous" Surely what you find scandalous is what this change is designed to stop? I don't hate the bedroom tax it's general idea makes absolute sense if we had the numbers of smaller properties for tenants to move to.[/p][/quote]If we did have enough smaller properties then we would not need this iniquitous reduction ion benefit. I wonder if we could insist MPs, especially Cabinet members , only use the cheapest possible cars to get about . And if they insist on top of the range models, their expenses be cut proportionately. I bet most of their car allowances are far higher than the 'savings' made by forcing people out of what the government considers too big houses. varteg1
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