Posted: Wed 28th Oct 2015
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is seeking the views of small businesses on how a new online registration system for tax should work.
The government is setting up a 'streamlined company registration scheme' which will provide a new process for setting up a company and registering for corporation tax, PAYE and VAT all at the same time. The change is designed to reduce duplication of information and cut the burden of bureaucracy on small businesses.
In a statement HMRC said: "HMRC appreciates that a new business has a lot to understand with many competing priorities. Having made a decision to conduct the business through a limited company it may be that the owner of the business wants to handle all the arrangements or they may want to pass on the formalities to an agent.
"Whichever they chose we would like to understand the steps that lead to that decision so that we can design a system that suits the needs of those who want to use it. If the business has decided to register as a company themselves we would also like to know how they found that process and how we could improve the journey."
HRMC is looking for volunteer business owners to help shape the new service. Initially it would involve a 30 minute telephone call or a visit to the business premises.
If you would like to volunteer email [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:%6d%61%72%6b%65%74%69%6e%67%2e%6f%6e%6c%69%6e%65%40%68%6d%72%63%2e%67%73%69%2e%67%6f%76%2e%75%6b?subject=SCRS usability testing; Enterprise Nation "email@example.com") quoting 'SCRS usability testing; Enterprise Nation' by 30 October.