The FT reports that HMRC has apologised to business owners, after incorrectly issuing demands for immediate repayment of taxes that had been deferred under the government's "time to pay" scheme.
Baker Tilly spotted the error, after some of its clients received automated letters from HMRC threatening distraint.
HMRC admitted that several letters had been sent out in error, and that anyone affected should ignore the notices.
Mike Down, who runs the tax investigation group at Baker Tilly, said:
"I guess it was a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing. But it was particularly frightening for the poor taxpayer when the letter came through."
Anyone else had this problem?
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