HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Check The Numbers

NumbersThe Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has estimated that approximately 1.4 million people will receive a P800 document from HMRC (advising people that they have underpaid their tax for 2008-09 and 2009-10) before Christmas.

However, John Andrews (the Chairman of LITRG), very wisely points out that just because HMRC has issued an underpayment calculation "doesn't mean to say the figures it shows are right".

In other words, as with all tax communications, please make sure that you check that the numbers are correct.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. I apologise for going off topic but feel the need to show some sympathy for HMRC staff at this time.

    15% budget cut and an extra £900 million to tackle tax evasion and fraud. I guess you are not going to see many job losses after all.

  2. depends where you work in HMRC

  3. Phew, hope yet then.