Taxation reports that HMRC have been having a wee bit of bother with their printer.
It seems that approximately 40,000 SA316 notices, intended to remind taxpayers to submit a self assessment tax return for the year 2010/11, were sent out showing the incorrect tax year for the return required:
- 2009/10, rather than 2010/11!
The error allegedly occurred in the Fujitsu Print centre, resulting in the SA316 notices being put into the wrong batch.
Those who receive the erroneous 2009/10 reference will be sent a letter of apology, a new SA316 notice and be asked to destroy the original notice.
"I line up all the letters with spaces in between,
And clamp them in the printing press a wonderful machine.
Posters are in capitals, bold and fat and tall,
But the printing in the daily news is often rather small.
Now the inky roller comes down the type and back,
And makes the letters ready to be printed clear and black.
I check the pile of paper for every single sheet,
Will be printed by the inky type with letters clear and neat.
When they have a flag day I print the little flags,
Notices and labels and even paper bags.
I make the letters stand up straight and keep the paper clean,
Then the job will be as good as anyone has seen."
(Factoid: Mr Munnings is the printer in Trumpton and the above is his song)
Tax does have to be taxing.
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