Yesterday I posted: New HMRC penalties for anyone responding to scam emails. I've added a note below of some of the best responses I received. My apologies to anyone who was 'fooled' despite my best effort that it simply raise a smile and flag the importance of avoiding scam emails.
Taxation magazine went with: Window fitters' disclosure opportunity
AccoutingWeb had: Proposed ‘iTax’ will damage UK economy
Best responses I received to my post (which I also sent out by email):
I think this might be an April Fool. However given some of the strange things HMRC have been doing recently…….
- Paul Gayton
Please note that we now charge a £100 penalty for sending us unsolicited emails.
- Chris Young
The email falls under the definition of “deliberate wrongdoing” and will result in the prosecution of another innocent adviser!
- Peter Tucker
Mark I think this cannot be legally enforced and have written to my lawyers to undertake a judicial review. They said it would cost £25,000 but I have told them to go ahead on the strength of your e mail. Somebody has to take a stand.
- Joseph Robinson