It has been confirmed that the government wants to enforce quarterly tax returns. In their statement they appear to believe all small sellers, including indie authors, people selling on ebay, etc. run accounting apps and keep electronic records. They have offered an exemption for people who do PAYE returns and earn under £10,000 from self-employment, so retired authors, disabled individuals or those starting a business to get out of unemployment will be hit hard. As an average author's income is under £10,000, those authors who cannot hold a day job due to illness or disability will be hit. Clubs and non-profits are also affected. They are giving precisely 24 hours for feedback on this, and will debate it on Monday. They have only notified people who signed the petition. Feedback can only be given through Twitter. Please get in touch with your MP. Update: The Society of Authors are now featuring this.