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.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Another Software Glitch

Another Software Glitch
Oh dear, it seems that there is a glitch in the HMRC online filing system.

The system allows taxpayers ask for any tax owed for 2007-08 to be paid via their new PAYE tax code for 2009-10.

However this option, for tax of up to £2K, ceased to exist from 30 December 2008.

HMRC told the BBC:

"This option should be unavailable but it is presently available."

The glitch does not seem to appear on commercial tax filing software.

How is it that the commercial software providers managed to get it right, but HMRC couldn't?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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1 comment:

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7844442.stm

    The removal of a checkbox requires 3 days and a management meeting?!?!

    I can't help but wonder if this is actually a joke. It should take any suitably-trained techie less than 30 seconds to find the file, remove the input tags and hit save. If it genuinely takes 3 days to find/remove a single input tag; I'm not surprised the system is such a farce.

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