Tax policy-making – LITRG submission
Overall, the direction of travel on tax policy making is positive, for example with advance publication of draft Finance Bill clauses for external scrutiny and comment. However, LITRG believes there is still more work to be done as it seems to us perverse on the one hand to establish the Office of Tax Simplification with a view to making the tax system easier to understand and comply with, but on the other continue to develop complex new tax policy.
LITRG’s response to the three consultation documents below first offers some general comments on the Government’s response to the initial round of consultation on tax policy making (section 2), then turns to the draft consultation framework and protocol for announcements outside scheduled fiscal events (sections 3 and 4 respectively).
The documents under consultation can be found by using the links below:
LITRG response can be found by using the link.
Contact : Kelly Sizer (please use form at http://www.litrg.org.uk/ContactUs)
- Tax policy making: Draft Tax Consultation Framework
- Tax Policy Making: Draft Protocol on Announcements Outside Scheduled Fiscal Events
- The new approach to tax policy making: a response to the consultation