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Dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who have to endure the monumental shambles that is HMRC.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
My thanks to a loyal reader who dropped me a note yesterday, about the problems he had trying to speak to someone on the other end of HMRC's Employers Helpline regarding problems with duplicate coding:
"Hi, I am a tax professional.
Today I had to spend almost an hour on the telephone because four employees in a six employee firm all received duplicate coding notices for 2012/13. All for the same employer.
When I eventually got through to the Employers' helpline the officer admitted that there was a known system error creating duplicate records. In our case the duplicate records had one 'sensible' code number and one D0 which means that tax would be deducted from the whole of the employee's salary at 40% with no personal allowance.
The solution was to ring the 'normal' tax number rather than the specialised agent number (where you get through much quicker) and pass security for each employee to have the duplicate record removed.
In the fourth case the codes were BR - all tax taken at 20% and the other code K955 which means the loss of the personal allowance of 8015 and further tax being collected on 9550 of income which we know this employee doesn't have.
The Revenue are obviously not doing anything about this and the people on the phone fudge the issue.
It might be something you could highlight which might grab someone's attention where it matters!
I only found your blog last week and I am loving it.
Keep up the good work."
Tax does have to be taxing.
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