A senior HMRC tax professional has joined Untied, the UK’s personal tax app, as its tax technical officer.
Jonathan Yeomans will help ensure the personal tax app’s offering at the forefront of tax innovation, helping the business’ partners and simplifying the tax return process.
Yeomans worked at HMRC for 32 years including as inspector of Taxes and was most recently the authority’s tax technical risk lead.
Speaking on his appointment, Yeomans said: “It’s the right moment to join untied and to use my tax experience to help people from a fresh perspective. untied is a perfect fit – it’s a creative, progressive business that works at the cutting edge of taxes.
“I can see from the very start that working in such a fast-moving environment provides a great opportunity to accelerate change more quickly than traditional organisation in this sector.”
He added: “The government’s vision for the future of tax relies on technology and innovation and I’m tremendously excited to be now sitting on the other side of the table, still doing what I love.”
Kevin Sefton, CEO at Untied, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jonathan to drive our tax capability. Jon lives and breathes taxes and has a wealth of experience in tax tech which is invaluable to the business with the growing emphasis on digital.
“He has extensive tax know-how from his time at HMRC and understands how government policies and procedures work.”
He added: “We’re pleased to be making another outstanding appointment just a few weeks after welcoming Paul Loberman, who had been global head of digital for business banking at HSBC. It’s an exciting time to be working at untied and we welcome Jon to the team.”