HMRC's coding problems continue to cause problems for taxpayers.
Accountancy Age quotes Peter Mitchell, chairman of the Society of Professional Accountants, saying that "as many as one in five" tax coding notices this year may be wrong. He went on to say that some firms are only this month receiving tax coding notices, dated from February 2010.
Jonathan Russell, past president of the UK200Group and partner at ReesRussell, said:
"A significant number, if not a majority, of our clients have been affected.
We don't know how long they will take to resolve as [HMRC] are only accepting letters, having told us they cannot change anything as a result of a phone call and it must be put in writing."
How long does it take HMRC take to react to letters?
This will run and run!
Tax does have to be taxing.
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