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Old 24 March 2009, 14:58   #1
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Ouch!

Had a nice suprise on Saturday in the form of a demand from HM Revenue and Customs for 4000 due to an overpayment of tax credits which happened some 6 years ago.

I was aware back in 2003 of the F**K UP they had made, but as they couldn't decide what they had overpaid (about 5 different demands)....unbelievable but true, it was put in to dispute.

So after 6 years they are going to recover the money. Naturally i am pi*s*d off, but why has it taken so long? I am not trying to dodge paying what i owe but as i am no longer married, i am concerned that if my ex wife is not in the position to pay, will they expect me to honour the whole amount?

It really hacks me off, that like the majority of you - I pay my taxes and try to pay my way unlike the scrounging CHAV scumbags in this country that have never worked in their lives and get evertyhing paid for them, and would probably get away with this.

Anyone else had dealings with these INCOMPETENT F*** WITS or can offer advice?

Many thanks.
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Old 24 March 2009, 15:08   #2
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Anyone else had dealings with these INCOMPETENT F*** WITS or can offer advice?
Sadly, my experience is that if the taxman cocks up your tax and you get paid money you are not entitled to, then, he can ask for it back and, by virtue of the law, can demand you to pay it back quickly (28 days I think I was given but I'll stand correcting) as you shouldn't have had the money in the first place.

When I rang them to 'discuss' (code for negotiate) they were very pleasant and explained everything very clearly, but, it didn't change anything and poverty or an inability to pay wasn't acceptable

Good luck!

On a more positive note about the taxman, they've clearly all been on customer relationship courses in the past few years. They're actually pleasant to talk to and come across as knowlegeable and human (In my experience )
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Old 24 March 2009, 15:14   #3
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You can arrange to pay a set amount off every month. Best bet is to ring them and sort something out as they don't mess about.

How much for the searider!
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This really p*sses me off. Although very helpful and nice when you phone and ask for help, HMRC make everything so ridiculously complicated it isn't even funny. If they do calculations, they should get them 100% correct first time without fail and if they get them wrong its their own fault. In my opinion there is no excuse for balls ups like this and it angers me they can come back 6 years later and demand the money back. My lack of trust and confidence in HMRC means that I can basically never use money from any rebates I receive (like the 900 I got in January for only working part of the tax year) due to the constant fear that one day they will demand it back! Its disgusting.

Another thing that gets my goat is that HMRC hold on to my monthly student loan re-payments until the end of the tax year and then pay it off to the loans company. Why should they be allowed to do this? I'm loosing out on not having the money, they are gaining from having it and all the time the interest is accumulating on my remaining loan amount!



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Old 24 March 2009, 16:30   #5
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How much for the searider!
Its yours for 800 monthly instalments of 5.........i think that adds up to 4000
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Bargain, what I'll do is pick the RIB up and then pay the 800 monthly installments to the tax man?

I had a little bill for 125 paid it then got another saying I owed 6 interest, rang up and paid that too and asked why it was added to the original, oh we must have forgot!

What is annoying is getting penalties for unpaid bills when I work out of the country.
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Bargain, what I'll do is pick the RIB up and then pay the 800 monthly installments to the tax man?
What engine would you like with the Searider sir?

If you want the Yamaha - I can do that one for 800 payments of 2.50.

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Can I have any engine I want?
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http://www.tax-news.com/archive/stor...xxxx28312.html

Read this!!!

I bet you can fight it if you try hard enough - I certainly would.
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Just noticed you work for the government - that's where all my tax goes............
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