HMRC Is Shite

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Monday, 1 March 2010

Computer Says No II

Last week I mentioned that a firm of accountants had been receiving letters from HMRC concerning BACS payments made to HMRC by the firm's clients, but not registered by HMRC.

It seems that this is not an isolated incident. Another firm of accountants has written to me saying that their clients have also been receiving the same letters.

However, many of their clients have also been receiving late tax return penalty notices stating that HMRC did not receive the tax return by the due date. This is despite the fact that HMRC's online services show that the returns were received sometime before the deadline.

That being said, there is one saving grace, all the penalty notices are showing a nil penalty!


I am!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. I wouldn't worry too much about this. So long as this issue doesn't involve a risk to the tax "take" enjoyed by HMG then, take it from me, no-one from HMG or HMRC really gives a s**t either!!!

  2. That's because you Still haven't learnt that HMRC trust nobody and on-line capture is only an HMRC storeage room, till it can find the staff and time to "Process" them manually from WorkList 053, therby allowing initial risking (basic clerical checks, actually)at point of entry. Its not rocket science its crap management.