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, 3 April 2008

Having a Laugh

Having a LaughIt is refreshing to see that, despite their problems, HMRC does have a sense of humour.

I am advised that during the course of a tax enquiry into the affairs of a taxpayer, who paid CIS tax on all earnings, HMRC asked the source of a "suspicious" bank deposit in 2006 (Note, all other items had been cleared).

No prizes for guessing the source of this "suspicious" deposit.

Yes, that's right, it was a tax refund from the previous year's tax return (ie it came from HMRC)!

It was even supported by HMRC's own notification of tax repayment.

HMRC were just having a laugh, yes?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. A laugh indeed:)
    Exactly the same thing happened to an old client of mine. And HMRC were really sure they had found something!

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