An error about an errorJune 20, 2014 Tim WorstallTax7 Comments Error by taxman means bill for 3.5bn employees HMRC taxes the entire global workforce apparently. previousHere’s an interesting little factnextA pirate Yo! would be Yar!, no? 7 thoughts on “An error about an error” Ironman June 20, 2014 at 7:58 am Victory to the PCS!!! seulmoi June 20, 2014 at 8:06 am I’ve met some inspectors who wouldn’t question this assertion, indeed asking only why we don’t tax the other half either. So Much for Subtlety June 20, 2014 at 9:02 am Someone tells Ritchie that an error by the taxman means a bill for 3.5bn employees. He looks sad. When told that 3.5 billion is over half the world’s population, and asked what more could he want? He says: “The other half’s names and bank account details”. How can their f**k up mean bills for us by the way? GlenDorran June 20, 2014 at 9:46 am Wasn’t there a similar fuck up a couple of years ago? I remember getting a demand for payment of underpaid tax as a result, followed the next day by a refund cheque for overpaid tax in respect if the same tax year. It took about 20 minutes of me looking at past P60s to spot their error, but about two hours on the phone to HMRC to get it sorted. Net result was about a £60 win for me. Suspect that a lot of people went through the same process, and will have to do so again. Richard June 20, 2014 at 10:27 am At last; Murphy has abolished the aggressive tax avoidance of being born and living all your life outside the UK. Pellinor June 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm This isn’t news, and it’s not errors either. PAYE is only meant to approximate your tax bill, and by definition an approximation will differ from the precise value a lot of the time. Another article to file under “journalist’s misunderstandings about tax”. Dennis The Peasant June 22, 2014 at 2:54 am “HMRC taxes the entire global workforce apparently.” Murphy’s wet dream. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.