David Jetuah, Accountancy Age, Friday 22 October 2010 at 12:54:00

Quartet will help the Office of Tax Simplification carry out reviews of taxreliefs and small business taxation


The Office of Tax Simplification has recruited four experts from a range offirms onto its team.

Thomas Byng, a senior manager at Deloitte, Kate Cottrell, director at Bauer& Cottrell, Partha Ray, senior tax manager at BDO and CarolineTurnbull-Hall, a PwC senior manager have been seconded.

They will help the OTS carry out two initial reviews. One covers all taxreliefs, allowances and exemptions, while the other reviews small businesstaxation.

The OTS also announced today that it is set to publish a full list of HMRC?stax reliefs in early November, together with proposed review criteria, which itanticipates will attract analysis and comment from a range of tax system users.

The first report on tax reliefs will be published shortly after.

John Whiting, OTS tax director said:

"I am delighted to have such an experienced team with their wide range of taxbackgrounds in place, and I am very grateful to the firms that have releasedthem.

"We are now getting going on our challenging task of helping to simplifyBritain?s tax system."

Further reading:

Officeof Tax Simplification's initial findings due this autumn