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Previously on "The survey on the HMRC Consultation regarding Travel Expenses is up"

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  • teapot418
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    Originally posted by TulipSmartGrope
    You know its nice to see someone creating a fuss but lets be honest, its all rather pointless as HMRC do have a valid argument. think about all those full-time employees who pay full tax v's savvy contractors who pay less than 15% overall tax.
    Clearly it wasn't "rather pointless" as LtdCo contractors, operating outside IR35, were removed from the scope of the legislation.

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  • TheCyclingProgrammer
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    Originally posted by TulipSmartGrope
    You know its nice to see someone creating a fuss but lets be honest, its all rather pointless as HMRC do have a valid argument. think about all those full-time employees who pay full tax v's savvy contractors who pay less than 15% overall tax.
    Savvy contractors pay more than 15% tax, because they don't want HMRC knocking at their door when the dodgy "scheme" they've been using gets found out.

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  • Acme Thunderer
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    I had an IPSE Press officer contact me today about my response to their survey. He was interested in pushing the effect on the end clients. He wanted some more background information and also if I would be interested in talking to some journalists.

    I don't mind talking to IPSE but not sure about journalists. They'll want to talk to my client and I don't want to jeopardise my relationship with my client.

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  • mudskipper
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    Originally posted by Martin Scroatman View Post
    Anyone??
    Info here. https://www.ipse.co.uk/policy/travel...nce-tax-relief

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  • TheFaQQer
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    Originally posted by dynamicsaxcontractor View Post
    Do that and they probably come to investigate you!
    Even if that were true, and I don't believe it is, that's why I have representation in place to ensure that if HMRC come knocking I have experts on hand to deal with the investigation.

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  • LisaContractorUmbrella
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    Originally posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    The important thing is to come up with actual, identifiable cases that show that it's bad for freelancing.

    Anything else is just going to be discarded as anecdotal evidence, but if you can show that you spend 30% of your turnover on travel and subsistence then they cannot argue that there is no evidence to disprove their allegation.

    The more people that are prepared to put their hands up and say "this hurts my business in this specific way" the better.
    Exactly

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  • DaveB
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    Originally posted by dynamicsaxcontractor View Post
    Do that and they probably come to investigate you!
    No.

    The consultation doesn't ask for specific information to identify you or your business. This is just scaremongering and will put people off taking part.

    Please dont do it.

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  • dynamicsaxcontractor
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    Originally posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    The important thing is to come up with actual, identifiable cases that show that it's bad for freelancing.

    Anything else is just going to be discarded as anecdotal evidence, but if you can show that you spend 30% of your turnover on travel and subsistence then they cannot argue that there is no evidence to disprove their allegation.

    The more people that are prepared to put their hands up and say "this hurts my business in this specific way" the better.
    Do that and they probably come to investigate you!

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  • TheFaQQer
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    The important thing is to come up with actual, identifiable cases that show that it's bad for freelancing.

    Anything else is just going to be discarded as anecdotal evidence, but if you can show that you spend 30% of your turnover on travel and subsistence then they cannot argue that there is no evidence to disprove their allegation.

    The more people that are prepared to put their hands up and say "this hurts my business in this specific way" the better.

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  • javadude
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    Originally posted by mudskipper View Post
    https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...nd-subsistence

    The questions that they're looking for responses to are on p23. The email address is at the bottom of the document, and on the landing page.

    Try and present your arguments in response to the questions asked.
    I did that May not make any difference but if lots of us do it then it just might...

    Actually who am I kidding. They don't care, they just want more tax out of us. but just maybe...

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  • mudskipper
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    Originally posted by Martin Scroatman View Post
    How do I do that?
    https://www.gov.uk/government/consul...nd-subsistence

    The questions that they're looking for responses to are on p23. The email address is at the bottom of the document, and on the landing page.

    Try and present your arguments in response to the questions asked.

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  • LisaContractorUmbrella
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
    Unfortunately not. However, re-reading his intro to PMQs:



    It sounds as though he's sourcing questions from a particular list, such as Labour party members perhaps. I'm not sure whether using his constituency contact would work, but I'd guess not.
    Yep that sounds about right Never mind, it was a good idea

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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by LisaContractorUmbrella View Post
    Don't suppose you know how you go about submitting a question do you?
    Unfortunately not. However, re-reading his intro to PMQs:

    I thought at my first PMQs, I would do it in a slightly different way... So I sent out an email to thousands of people and asked them what questions they would like to put to the prime minister and I received 40,000 replies.
    It sounds as though he's sourcing questions from a particular list, such as Labour party members perhaps. I'm not sure whether using his constituency contact would work, but I'd guess not.

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  • Martin Scroatman
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    Originally posted by mudskipper View Post
    They could respond to the consultation directly.
    How do I do that?

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  • LisaContractorUmbrella
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
    Definitely worth a go, because it's supposedly being continued. However, I suspect this is a flaw in JC's plan, depending on how he intends to source these questions, because other interest groups will be thinking exactly the same thing.
    Don't suppose you know how you go about submitting a question do you?

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