New MOJ service for tax appeals
The Low Income Tax Reform Group (LITRG) was established in 1998 to improve the policy and processes of the tax, tax credits and associated welfare systems for the benefit of those on low incomes. A new press release from the LITRG has revealed that the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is to set-up a new online service for taxpayers to challenge HMRC decisions.
It is expected that this new service would offer a significantly cheaper option for taxpayers than appealing to the First-Tier Tribunal. The fee structure would be based on the amount of tax at stake.
The new digital service will allow people to submit an appeal to an independent tax tribunal that will be operated by the MOJ and overseen by an independent judge who would listen to both sides in the dispute before making a decision.
The MOJ is looking for volunteers to attend a workshop on how this new service should be designed. The volunteers will be asked to test the service and provide feedback. The workshops will be held at the MOJ in London or at the taxpayers’ workplace.