Mrs Carlpenn has just recieved such a notification from our beloved Tax Office. They claimed she owes them almost Ã‚Â£1300 in unpaid Taxes from Tax year 2008 / 2009.
So, a quick call to our beloved Tax Office and unbelievably, to add incompetence to more incompetence, here is what happened:
Wifey: Hi, I am calling about my letter demanding Ã‚Â£1300 in underpayed Tax.
Tax Off: Yes, what seems to be the problem?
Wifey: Well, How can I owe the Tax office that much money when I declared myself Bankrupt in 2008 / 2009 Tax Year and therefore would not have been paying Tax through that period?
Tax Off: Oh yes, I can see that, I have no idea why they (The department claiming Taxes back) didn't notice that. I also note that you paid Tax for several Months in 2008 / 2009 when you should not have been, so it would appear that you have overpayed.
Wifey: Yes that is correct, I expect that will be sorted out?
Tax Off: Yes, I will get that sorted for you right away. You should get confirmation within the next few weeks.
Now according to that, Mrs Carlpenn has several Months worh of Tax rebate due and nothing to pay to them. What is the betting we don't see a penny of that?
How this country continues to run with such abysmal incompetence is beyond me......
Moral of the story, if you do get an "underpayment" notice, I would strongly suggest contacting the Tax Office first before parting with more of your hard earned cash and make sure its wasn't a demand written by a Chimpanzee high on amphetimines.........
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