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AAT calls for single digital tax return amendment process

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Responding to HMRC’s call for evidence on the different processes that exist for making amendments to tax returns across the various taxes, which closed on 6 February, a majority of AAT members have recommended there should be a single digital amendment process for tax returns, to help ensure simplicity.

AAT head of public affairs and public policy, Phil Hall, said: ‘AAT members views on this issue are quite clearly in favour of a single amendment process and whilst AAT recognises there will be significant challenges to achieving this, given that tax returns for payroll, VAT, individuals and businesses are very different, the savings that are likely to be realised, not least due to a knock-on reduction in HMRC resources, suggest that this is an ambition worth pursuing’.

The AAT survey also showed that after receiving an online confirmation that a return has been submitted, agents wait on average 23 days to obtain a response from HMRC. See

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