George Osborne announced in his Autumn statement the plan for self employed and small businesses to have to file four tax returns a year rather than one as currently is done
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I have also written to my local MP as follows:
" As with the recent working poor/Tax Credit debacle it really feels as if this government is once again chasing the ‘small fry’ with this ‘tax return’ 4 times a year idea.
Whilst companies such as British American Tobacco, Experian, G4S, IMI, Intertek, Rolls-Royce, RSA Insurance, Smiths Group, Tate & Lyle, Amazon, Facebook, Starbooks and even Royal Warrant holders Maplin and Webbs pay little or no UK tax it really feels as if this government putting it’s resources and administration time into the wrong area to increase tax revenue.
Whilst I realise larger business do submit tax returns more frequently than once a year I also presume they have the finance systems and accountants to support them in doing so ( … in the case of the firms I have mentioned they no doubt do the same , using the tax they HAVE NOT PAID to avoid paying more….) . Sadly small businesses have to try to work with a smaller finance/admin budget.
In the UK there are many crucial, hard working, innovative small business – they are the the creative life force of our wonderful , inspiring and diverse culture – so why make their lives more complex?
I hope that you will look into this and instead work to encourage a stronger focus on ensuring those companies which make huge profits from the British public also CONTRIBUTE TAX to this country.
I have yet to hear back from my local Conservative MP but I will let you know how that goes.