It is reported today that, Her Majestys Revenue and Customs (HMRC) would like to see all employees wage slips so that rates of Income Tax can be properly applied.
Are they serious?
There are alleged to be £42 billion uncollected tax contributions in the last financial year. £42 billion!!
Callers to HMRC call centres report hanging on the line for 28 minutes and counting.
The Coalition is giving HMRC an additional £900 million to do their job properly.
They, (HMRC), have lost laptops and disks, containing private and confidential information.
Does HMRC really think that UK citizens would allow them access to personal bank accounts, when they already lost so much personal information.
Do employers really need to be burdened with another legally required duty on top of everything else?
Do this Government not constantly nag and stress that they want to remove obstacles that create inefficiency and additional cost?
How many additional staff would HMRC require to scrutinise every wageslip of every employee paying Income Tax under the Pay As You Earn system (PAYE)?
Finally, what data will HMRC collect, on behalf of the Government, from our wageslips?
This is truer than you may think, dear reader. One to watch in the future.