MSE News: 500,000 get tax payment extension as HMRC runs out of paper

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Former_MSE_Guy
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edited 26 July 2011 at 2:45PM in Cutting tax
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers will get an extra month to make a payment due on Sunday because HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) ran out of paper..."
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  • michaelvintner
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    Love it, what a bunch of plonkers.
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  • CIS
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    They'd probably made the person responsible for ordering the paper redundant.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a specialist Council Tax paralegal assisting landlords and Council Tax payers with council tax disputes and valuation tribunals. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
  • SnowMan
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    Perhaps this could explain where all the government paper has gone to :eek:

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  • Queenriderbrekke
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    I phoned up Friday on my husband's behalf to ask for this to be sent as he hadn't received it and was told they'd sent one straight out, no mention of this at all and he didn't say we would have longer to pay either!!!!!!
    "Sealed Pot challenge" member No. 138

    2012 £ 3147.74 2013 £1437.532014 £ 2356.52
  • Heyman_2
    Heyman_2 Posts: 1,819 Forumite
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    CIS wrote: »
    They'd probably made the person responsible for ordering the paper redundant.

    Or given them a promotion!
  • SnowMan
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    CIS wrote: »
    They'd probably made the person responsible for ordering the paper redundant.
    Heyman wrote: »
    Or given them a promotion!

    Don't suppose there will be a paper trail to find out who was responsible mind you :D
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  • no_choice_now
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    "An HMRC spokesman says: 'This in no way prevents the accurate payment of tax and no-one will be out of pocket as a result. Account information can be viewed online so it isn't necessary to wait for a paper statement.' "

    What a load of horse dung. This statement is an invoice and it's unlawful to demand a payment without an invoice. Invoices can be disguised and called many things, including a "statement".

    Having the internet does not negate common law and the precedents, customs and lawful codes which our entire legal system is based on. Without an actual instrument how can there possibly be an obligation?
  • cha97michelle
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    I needed a laugh. Is this a sign of government cuts?
  • chrismac1
    chrismac1 Posts: 2,585 Forumite
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    I think know the answer. they've run out of paper because they've written so many letters asking people to send in copies of their P60s and P45s for the 08-09 and 09-10 tax years!
    Hideous Muddles from Right Charlies
  • Kite2010
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    Stationary Ordering Person - I've been on sick leave so I left the work experience boy to do the ordering for me and it seems that they didn't realise that the company we buy the paper from at £10 a ream comes not in boxes but in reams, so only ordered 100 reams and not 100 boxes.
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