The security of the online computer system used by more than
three million people to file tax returns is in doubt after HM Revenue
and Customs admitted it was not secure enough to be used by MPs,
celebrities and the Royal Family.
From this year, anyone wishing to file a self-assessment tax
return after October will have to do so online or face stiff penalties.
However, HMRC has a list of those excluded from the new rules who must send hard copies of returns for “security reasons”
Jane Kennedy, a Treasury minister, said: “There are categories of individual for whom security is a higher priority.”
Mike Warburton, of the accountants Grant Thornton, said: “Either
the Revenue have a system which can guarantee confidentiality for all
or they should defer plans to force online filing. It is extraordinary
that MPs and others can enjoy higher security.”
Mark Wallace, of the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: “This double
standard is unacceptable. If the online system is not secure enough for
MPs, why should ordinary taxpayers have to put up with it?”
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