HMRC has been charging too much tax:
HM Revenue & Customs has refunded millions of pounds to taxpayers who paid its controversial loan charge.
But only a fraction of those who applied for a refund have so far received any money, meaning hundreds of taxpayers face a longer wait for their cash to be returned.
The taxman has so far refunded, or waived, £3.6m to 50 taxpayers who paid the loan charge, at an average of £72,000 each, a Freedom of Information request submitted by this newspaper has revealed.
And here’s the bit:
The remuneration schemes, which were legal at the time,
So HMRC has been charging taxes, unlawfully, on something that was entirely legal? That benevolent state idea is looking a bit iffy, no?