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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Cheque's In The Post

HMRC's Debt Recovery TeamHMRC continues to push for taxpayers to file and pay online.

As part of its strategy to make paper transactions as awkward as possible, and indeed to improve its cashflow, HMRC have changed the rules wrt cheque payments.

As from the 1 April, cheque payments will not be treated as received until the day the cheque clears, rather than when it arrives.

This means that people will be relying on HMRC's efficiency, wrt opening the post and and actually banking the cheque, in order to avoid a penalty.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. It just gets worse & worse, despite having only two offices in the county that can bank cheques for many years, think we are down to one now, (Cumbernauld) tax payers & accountants enclose their cheques with returns or correspondence.

    They take ages to get re-directed to the accounts office, sometimes wrongly re-directed in between, by HMRC staff, who don't even know where they should be going either. Yep, a lot more penalties soon to be issued.

  2. Talk about paying them, what about the other way around? After three years without a problem the Child Benefit payment was not made into my wife's account this month. Same bank, same sort code everything. A phone call to HMRC resulted in us being told the bank rejected the payment - which the bank confirmed was bullshit. Does anyone at HMRC know if they are deliberatly delaying payments?

  3. With the proposed cuts to back office staff, by which ever party wins the Election, then the situation is going to get worse !.

    Bear this in mind on May 6th when you put your tick in the box !.

  4. 30 March 2010 18:24

    It would be worth your while to push this with the bank and HMRC as both are covered with regulations that state they should not lie. If you find out which one has lied you should publish the details here and anywhere else you can find.

  5. The ever-increasing arrogance of this thieving crew will be their undoing.

    "The only acceptable level of taxation is none whatsoever"

  6. "The only acceptable level of healthcare/street lighting/education is none whatsoever"