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Can HMRC ask me to disclose my tax information to a 3rd party?

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Can HMRC ask me to disclose my tax information to a 3rd party?
The situation is, I live with my father who has the same name although I have a middle name and he doesn’t. They sent me a rebate calculation addressed using my full name so, I got that. But the cheque wasn’t address using my middle name. As a result it seems my dad has received the cheque and cached it thinking it was for him – it was address to him in his name.
HMRC have repeatedly asked me to ask him for the money but I regard this a breach of my confidentiality – I would effectively be telling him about my rebate and how much it was.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I feel they should write to my father saying the cheque was sent by mistake and ask him to repay it. Once they are satisfied I didn't chache it, they should send a cheque to me addressed using my full name. I also shouldn't have to wait until they get the money back from my Dad. They are currently checking the account it was paid into. I have already confirmed by phone and letter that I didn't cache it and have given them my bank details.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They did also repeatedly tell me to report it to the police "because it's theft". I told them I have made enquiries with the police who confirmed it can't be reported as a crime because there was no dishonesty involed and I as the would be victim don't believe there has been any crime. I think they now accept this.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Ok. When would be good to call?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
now?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Ok