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Friday, 23 January 2015

Fake HMRC Emails



As the online tax return deadline looms, there are criminals intent on milking this as an opportunity for their own gain. As such, the internet is awash with scam emails purporting to come from HMRC wrt tax returns.

Indeed, my email box this morning contained a veritable smorgasbord of emails "querying my tax return".

HMRC do not send out emails like this, do not under any circumstances reply or send your personal details to any such emails.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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7 comments:

  1. Going a little off topic, I am told that at least one office called in to answer phones for the SA deadline has offered it's staff the following for Saturday 31st January: Overtime rates plus(yes, in addition to the pay) a flexi credit of 1.5 times the hours worked. On top of that, a buffet lunch is being thrown in along with a ' a one time leave pass' giving the person the right to take leave when the leave quota for the office has been breached. They are also offering to pay 'excess travel costs' - whatever that means. Is this common to all HMRC offices? Shouldn't the cash equivalent of the flexi credit and the travel costs be taxed?

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    1. "Shouldn't the cash equivalent of the flexi credit and the travel costs be taxed?"

      Nope.

      Flexi basically means you're getting a bit of extra holiday. Your salary, which is already taxed, is unchanged. In other words, you're earning the same amount for doing a little bit less work than you would have otherwise. The tax system just looks at the amount of consideration you receive; it pays no attention to how much effort you've had to put in to earn it.

      "Excess" travel costs are the additional costs you incur on top of your normal commute. In almost all cases, travel expense payments you get from your employer to travel on business to a location that isn't your normal place of work are non-taxable (no matter who employs you). If they were covering travel expenses for people to get to the buildings they normally work in for these shifts, that would be taxable but, from what you've told us, they aren't.

      Stew G

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  2. TAX PAYER IS PAYING who gives a shit!!!!!
    This bunch of facking idiots have no idea do they?
    the great HMRC.......... what a load of PR@CKS

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    1. Err, so what exactly has got you so worked up here? That some people are sending scam emails, that that the laws of supply and demand apply to HMRC when they're trying to cover the busiest day of the year, or that they're trying to be fairly reasonable to the staff working that day, rather than just forcing people to come in?

      Stew G

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    2. It will be no busier than any other day of the year

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  3. No amount of money or flexi credit can make up for the absolutely appalling level of abuse that the public hurl at HMRC staff who are only trying to offer help and advice to those that leave doing their returns until the last minute.

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  4. And no amount of flexi leave or money can make up for the appalling level of abuse suffered by HMRC staff at the hands of EXCOM , Senior civil service big wigs & successive governments

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