The OTS blog

JW_OTS_bannerThe Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has been in existence for over two years now and in that time, led by our Chairman Rt Hon Michael Jack and Tax Director John Whiting, we have had a real impact in simplifying the tax system for taxpayers and for HMRC. From small business tax reform to abolishing tax reliefs the OTS has advised the Chancellor on a wide variety of taxes. Our ongoing projects focus on pensioner taxation and employee share schemes; the final reports will be published in early 2013.

In conducting our reviews, the OTS seeks the views of taxpayers, businesses and advisers; as well as government departments such as HM Revenue & Customs, HM Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions. This blog is a chance for the OTS to interact with all taxpayers on an ongoing basis. We will blog on our current projects, simplification in general and news coming out of the Office.

We hope you will take the time to read and comment on our blog and the work of the OTS.

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  1. Simon Blunt

    Tax Simplification for taxpayers in detailing dividends in their tax return. For salary, taxpayer is provided with a year end total in a P45. Why cannot something similar be provided for dividends? At present they have to be extracted from Bank statement, listed and have tax already paid added from a tax voucher sent for each dividend to the tax payer by post, who has to file them till year end, and then add them up.

    This is particularly onerous for older pensioners, like me!

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