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.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Der Flohzirkus

Der FlohzirkusGott in himmel!

Oh dear it seems there has been a bit of a cock up with some CD's sent out to employers by HMRC. The Register reports that the February edition of HMRC's "Employer Bulletin" should have contained a CD of software designed to help small firms deal with their tax obligations.

Instead, owing to a foul at the outsourced CD distributor, several hundred CD's (out of a mailshot of 1.5 million) were sent out containing 16 CD audio files of German fairy tales read in German.

The titles ranged from Zwei Ordentliche Kinder (Two Tidy Children), Der Flohzirkus (The Flea Circus) and Gespenster (Ghosts).

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Bah! Mine is just boring stuff about P11Ds and so on. It's not fair!

  2. I'm betting that the "several hundred" employers affected complained that the content of the CDs made more sense than usual.