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You guys aren't going to believe this...

This morning, I recieved another letter from the Inland Revenue. It was dated the 19th of December. It said they were stopping my tax credits and would I mind awfully paying them back the amount they had already paid me, which was a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT amount to the amount that they said they had already paid me yesterday.

So, I rang them up. Now apparently the lady yesterday told me I needed to find my P60. This was news to me. I pointed out that she had told me that there was nothing she could do and that she would send me out an appeal form. I said, if you can wait 30 seconds I can find my P60, it's here, among all the letters from the inland revenue. It's here from when I copied it out onto the form that you're saying you haven't received.

* headdesk *

Anyway, the upshot of it is that I need to find SE's P60 as well and phone them back tomorrow (can't do it today because he's made ONE change today and if he makes two the system will crash) and hopefully that should get the collection department off my back.

ETA: still smoke free. Body count zero.

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] uninvitedcat.livejournal.com
May I suggest you pay a visit to the Inland Revenue, thus simultaneously providing an outlet for your nicotine-withdrawl and potentially solving this on-going issue? The rest of us would like to sit back and watch...

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missdiane.livejournal.com
I think that's a fantastic suggestion. Bring a video camera, SB!

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-s-b.livejournal.com
Tempting as that is, Shrublette needs her mummy to be here, and not serving life in prison. I don't think that a judge would accept "the inland revenue are all fucking idiots and deserve to die" as a plea in mitigation.

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tropicalfish.livejournal.com
errrr.. whats a p60?

ps. GO YOU!

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddingcat.livejournal.com
A P60 is the form your employers give you at the end of a tax year. It shows total gross earnings, tax deducted through PAYE, NI deducted, and anything else they can think of an excuse to deduct.

The Revenue *Inspectors* are usually inteligent, helpful, well-qualified people. Unfortunately, it's the briandead morons who answer the phone that are the frontline of customer support. The tax credits system appears to be staffed entirely by the latter.

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tropicalfish.livejournal.com
ahhhhhhhhhhh we call them something different.. the name seems to have escaped me right now- maybe because i didnt get one last year.


Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] indochine-uk.livejournal.com
*nods in complete agreement with the last paragraph*

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ihavecake.livejournal.com
This is why I don't fill in tax forms. I know I don't earn enough to be taxed, plus I'm a student. The money always gets back to me, even if it is two years late. It's like a little savings account they're keeping hold of for me.

What bugs me is how the Germans and Swiss can do it so much better, proving just how stupid the Brits are.

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gaeriwitch.livejournal.com
Geez. Do they pay this people just to discourage tax revenuers? Honestly, what inepts!

I wonder if you're having to go through all this as a result of the hackers that "robbed" the exchequer recently.

Well done on the cigarette count!

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-s-b.livejournal.com
I think the whole idea is to discourage people from claiming, yes. It's certainly persuaded ME that it's not worth claiming next year. It's probably costing me more than the £9 a week they pay me in phone calls.

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddingcat.livejournal.com
Ah, but it lets Mr. Brown say "Look! I've made all this money available to people and they aren't claiming it! That shows we're being even more generous than we need to be! Aren't we lovely!"

Doing it as tax credits, rather than asking you to pay less tax in the first place / giving out weekly child benefit (like it was when I were a lad) means he can claim *both* that the net tax burden has decreased (pile of crap, that one, but anyway) *and* that public spending's increased. While in reality, the tax burden is unchanged (in respect of this bit of the system, anyway; it's shot up elsewhere) and public spending on child welfare is *actually* down, cos nobody can work out the system to get the cash.

In case you hadn't realised, I Hate Gordon Brown.

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-s-b.livejournal.com
Puh, at least you didn't have a dream about being married to the miserly scottish twat.

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] norfolkian.livejournal.com
Well done for still being smoke-free! :D

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kcontheroad.livejournal.com
Wondering why the body count isn't growing. . . .

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