HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
Dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who have to endure the monumental shambles that is HMRC.

Thursday, 31 January 2008

HMRC Site Crashes Update

HMRC Site Crashes Update
The latest from the BBC says that HMRC have graciously extended the deadline for submission of online returns to midnight tomorrow.

Thousands of taxpayers were facing an automatic £100 fine plus interest on any tax due if they missed the original midnight deadline.

HMRC now says no one who files their return before midnight on Friday will be penalised.

"HMRC's self assessment online filing service has experienced technical difficulties this morning which has meant that some tax payers have experienced difficulties filing on-line," said an HMRC spokesman.

He said the system is now rapidly returning to normal levels of service and HMRC very much regretted any inconvenience caused.

So that's alright then!

How about getting it right nest year then lads?

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  1. Rant rant rant HMRC are shite because too many people can't get their arse in gear and deal with their tax returns before the deadline of the 31 Jan 2008.
    How much time do you need to deal with them, the returns were only issued in April 2007.
    There are hundreds of cases in the private sector when public demand for goods and services cause private companies IT systems to crash are they treated to the same vitriol,not on this site anyway.

  2. Are you an HMRC employee?

    In America online filing has been available for some years, they don't have this problem.

    Why should the British taxpayer have to endure a third rate service?

  3. "Why should the British taxpayer have to endure a third rate service"?
    Because successive British Governments have given Public Services 3rd rate resources.