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Yes. The Inland Revenue set my Tax Code which is what I have been paying for the past 2 years and now they have sent this huge bill for me to pay but this is surely their error not mine as I paid what was asked of me honestly and I should not be held responsible for this error.
Sadly even though it is their fault, you have paid the wrong tax.
This means you do owe the money and it can not be written off
I know this is unfair and I agree.
But HMRC can request that you pay it
HMRC view is that you are responsible for making sure you pay the right tax
There is case law on this which is against you.
If you have underpaid you are responsible for the correct amount even though HMRC used the wrong tax code.
However you would be entitled to ask for payments by installments and interest/penalty frozen
But sadly you are liable for the full sum.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank-you very much for your help.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this recorded delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
No... Thank-you very much indeed for your help today....
Have a good weekend.
Thank-you very much....you too....