HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Thursday, 16 October 2008

Time Travel

Time TravelI see that HMRC are now employing Timelords, that at least can be the only explanation for the strange phenomenon noted by one correspondent.

He sent me a copy of the HMRC website confirmation of the receipt of a recently submitted client's tax return for tax year end 2008.

The confirmation states quite clearly that the return was received on 20 February 2008.

Has anyone else had this happen?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Finally got my tax return filled in online. It took three hours and the help of the company accountant who came running every time I was faced with a yes/no question.
    There was one double negative question that had us flummoxed. I'm sure it was put in to catch the unwary.
    I downloaded the forms and used them to enter all the figures and then filled in the form on-line. Guess what? the online version and the printout versions are different.
    It took me six months to summon up the courage to file the return and it'll take me six months to get over it

  2. I was quite surprised to discover a couple of weeks ago that the Paper Return deadline is not the end of October.

    Why is that?

    The information may be on the front of the return that I was sent back in April - bit who reads the wrapping? (And in any case I always 'file' it until December ...)

    I thought we were all Customers of HMRC so why should they be enforcing a change to the service for no obvious reason?


  3. The paper deadline is 31 Oct, but you can still file online until 31 Jan