The Mail highlights another example of HMRC debt collection gone "rogue".
This time HMRC debt collectors wrote a letter that threatened to visit the home of a 95-year-old widow, and confiscate her possessions.
"We are arranging a visit to your house.
We will view your possessions and list those that we will sell at auction.
We strongly advise you to avoid this as it will cost you much more to pay this way and can be embarrassing."
HMRC alleged that tax of £3,946.27 was owed. It transpired that in fact HMRC owed her £380 in overpaid tax.
An HMRC spokesman is quoted by the Mail:
"We apologise to Mrs Frew for the distress caused. The letter was issued in error and we are urgently looking into how this happened.
We will be contacting Mrs Frew to apologise and put her mind at rest."
Tax does have to be taxing.
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