HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Saturday, 5 May 2012

HMRC Debt Collection

Dear all,

Please will those of you who have had dealings/interactions with HMRC debt collection agencies drop me a private email (the contact form is on the menu tab above).

Thanks.

Ken

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22 comments:

  1. My thanks to the loyal reader who sent me a message in response to the above. Unfortunately your email address seems to be unrecognised, please resend.

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  2. wot no post/comment about the 2,000 public servants avoiding tax?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17931748

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    1. 2 Feb 2012

      http://hmrcisshite.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/deepak%20singh

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    2. "wot no post/comment about the 2,000 public servants avoiding tax?"

      Why bother, they are already going on strike soon. Wait until after that and then start on the buggers about this one.

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  3. Dear all.

    Pay your tax (based on your profits - i.e if you were paid them through a payroll you wouldn't have a choice), on time, and then....wait for it....it won't go to a debt collection agency! You won't have to email Ken!

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    1. Just shows how much you actually know about HMRC and how it operates. I suggest you pop off and do some research before posting such stupid statements.

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    2. THAT is all we want to do, pay the correct tax – but tell me, as it is so straight forward how does a web design company assess its tax liability when it maintains it's own web site?

      (And how come it needs a separate industry called 'accountants' to make sense of it all, if it is so straight forward).

      Obvioulsy someone who works for HMRC... brain dead.

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    3. It goes to a debt collection agency because HMRC doesn't open the mail and respond to written correspondence thereby creating a false picture resulting in HMRC mistakes, use of debt collection agencies erronneously.

      It will be interesting to know just how often debt collection agencies are used and how much they actually collect... and how many calls are 'redirected' back to HMRC... resulting in formal complaints and compemnsation.

      THAT would be a truer picture

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    4. I have paid my taxes through PAYE and I have still received letters from a debt collection agency because HMRC systems have cocked up. I called HMRC and they told me they could see I had paid my tax and to ignore the letters and penalties. Since then they have sent me a statement saying I owe the tax they told me I had paid! I can't get through on the phone to try and sort it out despite HMRC claims that the phone lines become quieter after 3pm. I'm sitting on hold for 30 - 60 mins at a time, paying for the call that never gets answered.

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    5. Please drop me a note via the contact page above.

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  4. THE 2000 CIVIL SERVANTS YOU MENTION WHO HAVE THE ABILITY TO "FIDDLE"THEIR TAXES MAKE UP A MINISCULE PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL. THESE PEOPLE DONT STRIKE. WE DONT EVEN KNOW THEM. "REALITY CHECK"-THE VAST MAJORITY OF US EARN WELL BELOW THE AVERAGE WAGE AND ARE ON STRIKE ON THURSDAY TO PROTECT OUR PENSIONS. "REALITY CHECK"-WE PAY FOR ALL OUR PENSION NOT OTHER TAXPAYERS. IN FACT WE ARE JUST LIKE YOU BEING ROGERED BY MILLIONAIRES.OH AND WE ARE SUBJECT TO PAYE AGAIN JUST LIKE YOU. ON THE CALL WAITING SCANDAL CAN I SAY THOSE IN TH CCs WHO ACTUALLY DO THE JOB ARE ON YOUR SIDE. SIMPLY PUT THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH ADVISERS. THE GOVT HAVE THE ANSWER THOUGH CUT ANOTHER 8000 JOBS BY 2015.

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    1. Reality check: "The Commission’s report will set out clearly how the costs of public sector pensions are far higher than the Government admits,..."

      http://www.public-sector-pensions-commission.org.uk/

      Like it or not, despite public sector workers contributing to their pensions, there is a cost to taxpayers as the pensions in their current form are underfunded and the imbalance is made up by increased gov (ie taxpayer) debt.

      "public sector pensions are worth, on average, at least 40 per cent of salary, warns that contributions may need to rise sharply if benefits remain unchanged.."

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    2. I DO GET THAT KEN. HOWEVER THE ARRANGEMENTS WERE IN THE CONTRACT I SIGNED THAT HAS NOW BEEN RIPPED UP. THIS WAS THE ARGUMENT USED WHEN FRED THE SHRED GOT HIS MILLIONS FOR BEING A FAILURE " IT WAS IN HIS CONTRACT"OH AND GOD WHO AGREED WITH THE NEW PENSION STRUCTURE ABANDONED SHIP WITH HIS 100 + GRAND PER YEAR BEFORE THE CHANGES. RANT OVER KEN- GREAT WEBSITE.

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    3. Fair enough, if contracts are ignored for some but honoured for others then clearly that is not right.

      Glad you like the site, maybe (as a gentle suggestion) you could turn your caps off for future comments?:);)

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    4. No problem Ken.

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  5. Re the loyal reader who has used the contact form again to send me a message, sorry but the email address you are using is wrong and is not recognised.

    Please re check.

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  6. HANDS OFF MY PENSION -
    Taxpayers funded private sector pensions to the tune of £37.6 billion in 2007-8, the most recent year for which figures are available. This is more than the total £35bn paid out to beneficiaries of private schemes that year so actually private sector pensions were subsidised by the state. it compares with the £27.1bn est cost to the taxpayer of public sector pensions in 2011-12, according to figures from the Office for Budget Responsibility. Public sector workers are taxpayers too - something the media / Joe public seem to forget. We all help to pay for private sector pensions through the price of goods and services, and through taxation. Excluding the very highest earners, the average civil service pension is £4,200 PA. More than 100,000 receive a civil service pension of £2,000 or less PA over 40,000 receive less than £1,000, and more than 60,000 get between £1,000 and £2,000.Two and a half times as much public sector money is spent subsidising private sector pensions through tax relief than paying for public sector pensions – 60% of this goes to earners at the higher rate.

    Get your facts straight before you slate those fighting for our public sector pensions please!

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    1. If there are errors within the commission's report/findings, please tell them:

      http://www.public-sector-pensions-commission.org.uk/

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    2. May 7, 2012 02:26 AM

      Would be nice to see some of the same passion when it comes to providing the services you supposed to.

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  7. It amazes me how everyone jumps on the bandwagon and suddenly becomes
    an expert in Public Sector pensions.
    Although while they might not have separately invested pension funds
    like the Private Sector schemes, contributions by the employers
    (Govt Depts) and by employees are paid and surpluses and deficits
    are calculated and accounted for in the same way.
    What is different is that all the contributions are in effect
    lent to the Govt at an agreed rate of interest rather than being
    invested in assets.
    Public sector pension contributions are a key source of funds for
    public sector investments IE capital projects.
    Pensions were secure annd sustainable until this Govt and the previous
    Govt decided to do a Robert Maxwell and huckle the funds.

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  8. Public sector pensions (Civil Service, local authority, NHS etc) are only unsustainable if everyone retires tomorrow. This is clearly not going to happen. What actually happens is every day, some people retire and go on pension, at the same time some pensioners die and stop getting pension and others join and start paying into their pensions. The system works.

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