- 4 Aug 2011
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It's like they do it on purpose. They audited me last year. Took many weeks of answering questions, often the same one 3 times, finding receipts for random things.I must add that blaming Osborn is way off the mark (I am no fan of his). The the inland revenue has always been rubbish. Being self-employed from 1977, I had several issues with them, when Osborn was in short trousers, this cost me lost time and wasted money on accountants to fight my corner (and I was right). I believe the whole of the civil service has degenerated over the years and they are neither civil or a service.
Basically assuming I am a criminal, it really stressed me out.
Turned out I had overpaid tax by a few hundred quid !!!
It must have cost them hundreds of pounds in man hours and letters to find this out.