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CIOT welcomes revised HMRC charter

The CIOT has welcomed the publication today by HMRC of the revised draft Charter and responses to consultation. The CIOT has long called for a taxpayers' charter, to act as an aid to the unrepresented in particular and generally to complement the ongoing review of HMRC Powers.

John Whiting, Tax Policy Director of the CIOT, said:

"The new draft Charter is very much in line with the CIOT's recommendations and represents a huge improvement over the version published for comment in February. Consultation and a lot of hard work on all sides has got us there.

"This is a workable and useful document that has the potential to help all those who have to deal with the tax system. There may be some points we would still like to change - for example we prefer 'Taxpayers' Charter' as the title - but we accept that there have to be some compromises to make it fit all the many situations HMRC deal with."

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