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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 12th Jan 18, 6:54 PM
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    Tax gripe
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:54 PM
    Tax gripe 12th Jan 18 at 6:54 PM
    Not a moneysaver but a valid grump imo.

    I attach copies of a recent exchange of emails to HMRC and their reply

    For the last two days have attempted to complete my SAR on line. I have logged in at least a dozen times and on each occasion the access code sent to my mobile phone has been rejected, you website has also crashed three times..

    I have made five telephone calls but no-one has been able to sort the poblem out. Yesterday at about 11 a.m. I was promised a call back within two hours, but no call was received. I tried to send a complain via the Government Gartway, but again the access code was rejected

    I am sure that service of this nature is far below than that to which you aspire, and, unless you are able to rectify the problem within the next 10 days I propose the following, either I complete paper returns for me and my wife, (UTR 40640 40943 or I pay the same amount of tax as I did for TY 2015 -2016. If you agree to paper returns I shall require two copies of the returns with rental income and foreign income pages



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    Has anyone else had a similar problem?
    Last edited by The Deep; 12-01-2018 at 6:58 PM.
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    • Gabbs the Newt
    • By Gabbs the Newt 13th Jan 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 10:25 AM
    This is unfortunately where we are. There are other posters on this board who pathologically hate HMRC. I’m a bit more pragmatic, we have chronically underfunded a vital area of our civil service, with predictable results. Either way, the level of ‘service’ provided is shocking.
    • BoGoF
    • By BoGoF 13th Jan 18, 11:51 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 11:51 AM
    • #3
    • 13th Jan 18, 11:51 AM
    Not a good idea to post your UTR on a public forum.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 13th Jan 18, 4:18 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:18 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:18 PM
    Not a good idea to post your UTR on a public forum.
    Originally posted by BoGoF
    It's his wife's UTR I think, perhaps he's hoping somebody will hack the account and pay her tax for her .
    • chrismac1
    • By chrismac1 14th Jan 18, 9:29 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 9:29 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 9:29 AM
    This is standard stuff at this time of the year. I have sympathy with anyone who has to work for such a rubbish organisation. But the HMRC answer to this is to make things MUCH worse under Making Tax Digital. This will involve at least 6 times the volume of data, in more complex formats. Given that the current system is falling over every January, the HMRC plan seems to be to make the database fall over every single month.
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    • antonic
    • By antonic 14th Jan 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 3:33 PM
    Totally agree with you

    This is standard stuff at this time of the year. I have sympathy with anyone who has to work for such a rubbish organisation. But the HMRC answer to this is to make things MUCH worse under Making Tax Digital. This will involve at least 6 times the volume of data, in more complex formats. Given that the current system is falling over every January, the HMRC plan seems to be to make the database fall over every single month.
    Originally posted by chrismac1
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