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HMRC admits more tax errors

HM Revenue and Customs has today admitted that up to 100,000 people could be out of pocket due to errors in the department's new computer system. It is believed that a number of taxpayers in the UK have seen their original personal tax codes deleted for no reason and replaced with a temporary "high tax code". There are also reports that a number of people have seen an extra "1" placed in front of their income figure boosting their "salaries" by £100,000, which will obviously lead to incorrect tax payments.

These are just a small number of the problems being reported as the HM Revenue and Customs call centre comes under attack. The problem seems to be so widespread that many taxpayers in the UK may need to wait months before receiving rebates on their incorrect tax payments. As groups of the population including entrepreneurs and pensioners appear to have been hit hardest by the malfunction the impact is certainly being felt in these areas.

It is unclear how these problems occurred but when you consider the millions of pounds spent on computer systems within HM Revenue and Customs it is a great concern. As if David Cameron and his coalition partners do not have enough on their plates already!

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