Saturday, May 11, 2002

A view on the announcement of the move to mandatory tax filing by Internet from The Register. The UK is not the first to announce this kind of a step (others include Italy), but we do seem to be the first to announce some penalty attached (as far as I can tell). Given how many companies use payroll software already and that most of these are accredited by the IR and, again, most of them talk to the Gateway, then this target should be easily achievable without too many falling foul of the penalty. Unless, of course, they are already filing late now or trying to avoid filing at all, in which case mandating it to happen electronically won't make any difference.

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