HMRC Search Engine


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Peter Saxton

My comments about the usefulness of the search engine were criticised
by one person.

It's interesting that the ICAEW made a comment in relation to VAT
registration:

"INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE HMRC WEBSITE

36. If you type into the search line in the website 'VAT
registration form' the first result is about pension schemes. None of
the other results appears to provide the actual form. New businesses
probably do not know that the VAT registration form is VAT 1. However,
if 'VAT 1' is put into the search line the actual form is the tenth
result in the search. If the trader does not wish to use online
filing he may find it difficult just obtaining the form (that is the
existing VAT 1 form). There is a useful list of frequently asked
questions about VAT registration but the potential applicant is only
likely to be able to find it by accident.

37. It is important for businesses to be able to find VAT
registration forms quickly and to find related information that will
help with the registration process. Access to the online registration
service is clearly mapped. We think it should be made easier to
access the registration form for those wishing to make a 'paper'
application."

I feel it is important that HMRC understand how bad their search
engine is and not take false comfort from comments by some people.
 
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DoobieDo

in message
My comments about the usefulness of the search engine were criticised
by one person.
Choose:
a) everyone else was too polite
b) nobody was listening
c) no-one takes any notice of you anyway.
d) you're kill-filed by most people
 
P

Peter Saxton

in message

Choose:
a) everyone else was too polite
b) nobody was listening
c) no-one takes any notice of you anyway.
d) you're kill-filed by most people
You're sure it's not because:

a) people are still working their way down the search results full of
"lloyds Syndicate Accounting" when they're trying to find out about
the VAT annual accounting scheme, or
b) they're still producing their mileage records because some call
monkey (attention all transvestites - some of my best friends are call
monkeys) said they had to list their exact grid reference every mile
travelled.
 
A

Alan Ferris

If you type into the search line in the website 'VAT
registration form' the first result is about pension schemes
Except if you go an check this it is not the case. Seems they are as
clever as you are. Not very.


--
Alan "Ferrit" Ferris

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A

Alan Ferris

a) people are still working their way down the search results full of
"lloyds Syndicate Accounting" when they're trying to find out about
the VAT annual accounting scheme, or
No because when typing in those words the first item returned is:

HM Revenue & Customs: Pension Schemes

....APSS100 - Registration Form ...Notes for completion of the
Registration form ...EU VAT Registration Checker ...

I see that you do not bother checking your facts, no wonder you tried
to tell somebody he could claim his TV licence at home as a business
expense.

--
Alan "Ferrit" Ferris

()'.'.'()
( (T) )
( ) . ( )
(")_(")
 
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Jonathan Bryce

Peter said:
My comments about the usefulness of the search engine were criticised
by one person.

It's interesting that the ICAEW made a comment in relation to VAT
registration:
Use google, and put

site:hmrc.gov.uk

at the end of the query. You will get much more relevant results that way.
 
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Nogood Boyo

Use google, and put

site:hmrc.gov.uk

at the end of the query. You will get much more relevant results that way.
That's useful to know Thanks.
 

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