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Single compliance process: trial extended

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HMRC is to extend its trial of a proposed ‘single compliance process’ to ensure that sufficient data is collected to ‘test the process fully’.

The department had planned to review its findings in December 2011, before implementing the new approach in January 2012. Four sites will be added to the existing 12 in January.

‘The decision to test the roll out should not been seen as an indication that a decision has been made on the future of the single compliance process,’ HMRC said. ‘It's still in trial stage and lessons are being learnt on the best design of the process and its impact.’

The trial ‘warrants support and timely feedback to achieve success’, Aileen Barry, Director at DLA Piper, wrote in Tax Journal in July.

An updated briefing paper for tax agents is available on the HMRC website.