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Offline Freddy  
#1 Posted : 11 January 2016 00:51:45(UTC)

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I looked at the website today to. Ever used that?

Just to show how complex tax is getting just take a look at the huge lists for almost every single section of almost any taxes act to see how make "changes in the legislation" are still to be updated on the site.

Warning messages at the top of the page:

Changes to legislation: There are outstanding changes not yet made by the editorial team to Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005. Those changes will be listed when you open the content using the Table of Contents below. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations


Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the affected provisions when you open the content using the Table of Contents below.

If the legislation on a government "legislation" specific website is NEVER up to date covered in warning messages what on earth is the point of the website it is a total waste of Government (and our) money as it stands.

However it should not get scrapped as Government should make the legislation available on the website but just get it up to date for goodness sake!

I was looking up Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005 - ITTOIA 2005 Section 58 "Incidental costs of obtaining finance" and Section 272 "Profits of a property business: application of trading income rules" to do with tax relief of buy to let mortgage repayment penalty charges and the tax relief on them there must be a hundred of more updates to still make to ITTOIA is not that difficult is it?

Lets face it, If Government can't even keep up with posting the changes and keeping their websites up to date what hope is there for the rest of us. How on earth is Jo public ever supposed to cope with complying the ever changing, messy, mixed up tax system this country is getting and it is getting worse every time a Chancellor opens their mouth!

Whatever happened to tax simplification.

Grrr Government (of any political breed) really need to sort their websites out. They are getting VERY messy and loads of bits don't work!

ps on this subject there is also Business Income Manual, BIM45820...

Edited by user 11 January 2016 00:55:39(UTC)  | Reason: typo

"Tax Does Not Have To Be Taxing". HMRC's old advert always makes me laugh for it's sheer stupidity...
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