Tax Blunder for 1 Million

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by DesktopCommando, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. Sod's law....I await my envelope dropping through the letterbox. And I'll bet it won't be the windfall good news letter either.
  2. The oaf Brown, who simply could not stop meddling and fiddling with the tax system, is ultimately responsible for this shambles. He will deny it of course. The tax system in this country is so complex and disconnected to reality, that even the Tax Inspectors cannot understand it. I believe the coalition have appointed a team to unscramble Brown's rotten work. I hope that they split Revenue and Customs as the two organisations have wholly differing tasks to perform.
  3. Tell them to go take a flying **** if they've claimed too little tax.

    'A19: Extra-Statutory Concession'
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    ugly LE Moderator

    I have a good friend who is well placed at the Revenuue, PC world is frightening. I think he is hanging on for his pension and he is classed as a hard worker. The whole thing is a mess.
  5. And in large part because the twat Broon created a monster that's purpose was to take tax off people and then give it back to them in credits and benefits rather than leave things alone.
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    ugly LE Moderator

    Effectively creating jobs for his supporters and ensuring his reign continued, well we saw through that one didnt we, its a pity that we have a coalition as it will take twice as long to sort out the mess although it shouldnt create another one along the way!
  7. I see what you mean and add to your post a quote from the Telegraph .....

    But if people provided HMRC with all the information they needed to get their tax code right, it should have used this information within 12 months of the end of the tax year in which it was received to claw back the extra money.
    If HMRC failed to do this, taxpayers can ask for an "extra-statutory concession", also known as an ESC A19.
    The latest round of errors date back to April 2008, meaning anyone who alerted HMRC to changes in their circumstances that affected their tax code before the start of the new tax year in April 2009 may be able to cite this clause.

    Linky PAYE tax error: 'HMRC may be too late to demand money back' - Telegraph

    I have a feeling that I am one of the people who will be targeted as having underpaid Tax . I went out of my way to inform HMRC of changes which would occur in the Tax Year 2009/2010 , before the Tax Year began , but because I was proactive it degenerated into a shambles . I forget now how may times my Tax Code was changed , for a period almost on a monthly basis and I was dealing with three HMRC Offices , two in England and one in Scotland . I am still paying for their errors .

    Later added ...

    Fortunately , in view of your comment about Extra-Statutory Concession , I always keep an electronic copy of all correspondance with the HMRC ... may prove very useful .
  8. Behold the staff satisfaction survey:

    - 18% are proud to work for HMRC
    - 14% would recommend working for HMRC
    - 13% feel HMRC motivates them to achieve objectives
    - 61% didn't have confidence in the decision made by HMRC's senior managers
    - 67% didn't feel that change was well managed
    - 60% didn't see career development opportunities in HMRC
    - 63% don't believe that HMRC managers will take action as a result of the survey
    - 14% want to leave HMRC ASAP
    - 10% want to leave within 1 year

    Of all Government departments

    - bottom when asked if work gives a personal sense of accomplishment
    - bottom when asked if they are proud to tell others they work for HMRC
    - bottom when asked if they would recommend HMRC as a great place to work
    - 95 out of 96 (almost bottom) when comparing leadership and change management

    But guess what? 19% want to stay for at least 1 year and 57% for at least 3 years.

    Sooooo 76% of staff are sticking around yet think it is terrible, their managers are sh1t and nobody loves them. What could possibly go wrong?
  9. Regrettably, those are not particularly surprising statistics given that most tax payers regard tax as legalised theft and benefits payments as legalised bribery.

    Furthermore, as HMRC doesn't understand the tax system in the first place who the hell wants to work for an organisation which does not know what it is doing?

    Edited to add:

    Keep it simple:

    Income tax at 20% across the board.

    Corporation tax at 20% across the board.

    VAT – 10% across the board, including food and heating.


    A massive reduction in the number of HMRC employees.

    A system which enables taxpayers easily to compute their tax liabilities.

    The demise of the tax avoidance industry.

    The UK becomes a highly competitive place in which to set up and conduct business.
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    ugly LE Moderator

    Reducing massively thhe employers liabilities (no I am not one) would massively increase employment, keep the Govt out of busines, micromanaging the tax system to hide the shit storm we are going through was typical socialist broon tactics.