HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Friday, 1 May 2009

Tax Refund Claims

Tax RefundsThe FT reports that that as from April 2010, taxpayers will no longer be able to sue HMRC in the High Court to reclaim overpaid corporation, income and capital gains tax.

The claims would be limited to a statutory process, which imposes a time limit of four years in which the claim can be made.

It is expected that there will be a surge of claims before the cut off deadline.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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8 comments:

  1. No surprises there. It would be great, just once, if these miserable HMRC cretins would just give it a rest. They are sucking the joy out of LIFE and their whole existence seems to be making as many people miserable as humanly possible. They will never, ever be happy as long as they continue to make people miserable. Shame on them!

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  2. Trust me, we here at HMRC are well and truly fucking miserable....

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  3. Me too. I'm signed off with stress related problems and depression. I want to work but I must retire, for my own good, in July aged 60, with a pathetic pension. I was disciplined for asking "clarifying questions" to help people through security. When the 'powers that be' realised that too many opportunities existed for the young competitive staff to improve their 'stats' by failing "customers" with security questions, we were all called to a meeting to advise us that we may now ask "qualifying questions". When I asked whether my disciplinary records would now be amended I was told that as I had broken the rules as they existed at the time, the black mark would stay on my record. Moreover, as I had been seen as a rule breaker, I would be under observation and was threatened with further disciplinary action. Having been in the workplace since the age of 17 (I'm now 59) without previously having been "disciplined" I find it difficult to now return to my workplace. My doctor agrees that it would not be good for my health and told me he had several other patients in the same situation. My doctor was under investigation by HMRC, as a result of their usual incompetence, so it wasn't hard to convince him of my plight.

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  4. 'Me too. I'm signed off with stress related problems and depression. I want to work but I must retire, for my own good, in July aged 60, with a pathetic pension. I was disciplined for asking "clarifying questions" to help people through security. When the 'powers that be' realised that too many opportunities existed for the young competitive staff to improve their 'stats' by failing "customers" with security questions, we were all called to a meeting to advise us that we may now ask "qualifying questions". When I asked whether my disciplinary records would now be amended I was told that as I had broken the rules as they existed at the time, the black mark would stay on my record. Moreover, as I had been seen as a rule breaker, I would be under observation and was threatened with further disciplinary action. Having been in the workplace since the age of 17 (I'm now 59) without previously having been "disciplined" I find it difficult to now return to my workplace. My doctor agrees that it would not be good for my health and told me he had several other patients in the same situation. My doctor was under investigation by HMRC, as a result of their usual incompetence, so it wasn't hard to convince him of my plight.

    04 May 2009 00:47'

    That sounds about right.

    Wish I could get out

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  5. Again, doesnt surprise me that staff are miserable too. When HMRC shower businesses and normal human beings with red-tape, unjust policies, demands, ruthlessness, burden and stress; they are certainly capable and WILL treat their own employees with the same contempt. It's a great injustice all round, but inevitable.

    HMRC does not function how it should and it comes from up top!

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  6. HMRC does not function how it should and it comes from up top!

    04 May 2009 13:18

    Got it in one CryBaby....

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  7. Up top goes all the way to Gordon Brown and his miserable scum-sucking, micro-managing, control freaks. The whole government needs to be removed before the people will see any difference and it will take years to undo the red-tape this country is burdened with.

    Do not vote these useless shower of bastards back into government. They are the ultimate lunatics who have no idea. HMRC is living proof and example of that. Anyone but Labour!!

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  8. On a slightly different tack but Refund related ...

    In past years income tax refunds have been paid quite promptly with in a few weeks of the January Tax return deadline.

    This year I gt a slightly later statement agreeing my figures and stating there might be a delay for 'security' checking. As of last week I am still awaiting the refund. I tried calling the local tax office but gave up after hanging in the queue for 10 minutes on the premium rate number.

    Is the country really so short of money that it must retain my small tax refund for 3 months longer than usual? Or is it just that this year some sort of re-organisation means I am dealt with by a new tax office?

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