My sympathies to Sharron Sheridan, a self-employed mother, who has had a wee bit of a hard time claiming tax credits.
In fact, according to the Mail, she has been left on the breadline after waiting five and a half months for her tax credits claim to be processed.
Seemingly HMRC is of the view that she is dead.
When speaking to an HMRC advisor, Ms Sheridan was told that the deceased box was ticked but no date of death had been entered.
An HMRC spokesman said:
'We do not comment on identifiable tax credits claimants.HMRC already has form on this type of cock up, eg in 2015 HMRC was of the view that Peter Moore was dead.
'When we make an error we apologise and put things right, reinstating the award at the earliest opportunity and backdating the payments if appropriate."
Tax does have to be taxing.
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