My thanks to Nick Morgan for alerting me to an interesting story on Tax-Hell, about a tax bill for £3,900 that was sent to one of his loyal readers (a driving instructor).
After some correspondence with HMRC, the bill went up to just under £5K
So far so bad!
Then a chink of light at the end of a tunnel...it transpires the bill was bollocks, and in fact HMRC owed the taxpayer £1,500!
"Our accountant has discovered that the compliance officer made so many mistakes that I am in fact owed £1,500 rather than me owing nearly £5,000 which HMRC were asking for. (The amount initially went up!! from the £3,900 as I stated in my first e-mail to you)."Well then!
This just goes to prove that mistakes are made by both taxpayers and HMRC. It is essential that tax bills and refunds are double checked by taxpayers.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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