Friday, 30 January 2009
The House of Commons Treasury Select Committee has noted that the number of "open" tax cases was "5.7 million in excess of the HMRC's own target of 10.5 million by the end of 2007–08."
It noted that HMRC has 16.2 million tax cases open, because HMRC's IT systems are unable to cope and clerical intervention is required.
Given this appalling IT situation, how is everyone getting along filing their online tax returns (deadline tomorrow)?
HMRC says it is "very confident" the system will not collapse before the midnight deadline.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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