Tax data security doesn't matter for the common people

Online tax system 'too risky' for the famous – Telegraph

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?”

That stench you smell isn't your morning kipper being off, it comes from the body politic in Westminster. (HatTip An Englishman's Castle)

The self importance that MP's place upon themselves is corrupt. That stench needs disinfecting very soon.

Take the opportunity to tell your MP that you think they are corrupt, arrogant and anti democratic.You can write to them here.

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing' Edmund Burke

Why not join the Libertarian Party and do something about it.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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