As HMRC continues to trawl through 17.9M open case files, further tax over/underpayments have come to light.
The Sun reports that on top of the 6M over/underpayments already being followed up by HMRC, a further 1M have been identified.
Matthew Oakshott, the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman, is not impressed and is quoted:
"HMRC just lurches from one crisis to the the next. Any business that ran its affairs like this would have gone bust years ago."
All very well, maybe, but it is the politicians who created the mess by merging IR and Customs, by creating an overcomplex tax system and by appointing an executive committee that is clearly out of its depth.
Headline grabbing soundbites or not, it is up to the politicians to sort the mess that is HMRC out.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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