HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

HMRC Giving Money Away

This was in last Sunday's Observer:

"Since September 2008, we have been trying to stop HM Revenue & Customs giving us tax credits which we have not asked for and do not want. We have phoned or written seven times to say we are not claiming tax credits. But payments continue. JF, Wakefield, W. Yorkshire

There is no explanation as to why HMRC continued forcing money on you but it has now apologised and assured you that payments, and correspondence, will stop from the end of the tax year tomorrow.

HMRC also says it will not ask you to repay any money

Anyone else having money "forced upon them" by HMRC?

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  2. Tried to stop the claim in the second year (after they made a complete mess of it in the first).

    They refused to stop, refused to tell us why (or our MP who was dealing with the matter).
    In fact the month after we requested them to stop payments they dropped an extra £666.00 (yes, really) into our account.

    They now claim we were over paid and it's our fault !!

    They finally gave us a reason for not stopping the payments some 6 years after the fact (when it was no use at all).

    They say they can't stop payments because it might cause 'hardship' !

    Hard to understand how they can defend this as they've never got our income correct, so have no idea if stopping the payments would create hardship or not.

    And isn't it up to us if we want to live in hardship rather than have to battle with them over, over payments ?

  3. I wish they would carry on paying me. I receive no income other than working tax and my money was stopped for 4 weeks before being backdated.

    I had the payments for 3 weeks and now they've stopped payments again and insist I pay back £1873.02, all because they never received my confirmation letter.

    So now penniless again, I am having to give them a phone, and I am currently waiting for someone to answer me as I write this :(