Via CentreRight: The Revenue’s power grab: what’s yours is mine first.
Just as taxpayers finally lose confidence in the ability of the Revenue to calculate PAYE correctly, HMRC offers to take the matter out of our hands and present us with a fait accompli. The power grab implicit in the latest HMRC proposals – currently under consultation – to receive all salaries direct from employers, process all deductions and then hand to us what remains, should worry anyone who values freedom.
Perhaps it pleases HMRC to jest. Hopefully, no one would be daft enough to invite me to vote for such grotesque statanism…
I think, for the moment, I had better bring this to a close, but I will say this: PAYE could be improved by abolishing it. If everyone had to write a cheque, we might see more objections to high taxes.
Tags: Authoritarianism, Bureaucracy, HMRC, Incompetence, Liberty, PAYE, Statanism, Tax