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When not to do tax credits

Having been seduced by various tax seminars,finally,  following a presentation by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group of the CIOT, which pricked my conscience, and made me think about my duty to society,  I did a rough back of the proverbial envelope calculation for an employee of the next client that I visited,  and concluded that he and his wife would get about £370.51 p.a.WT credits. So, I completed a TC app and submitted it to the appropriate HMRC address. I fully realised of course that thereafter I had no control over matters pertaining thereto. The result is that my client has received, after some weeks,  all sorts of appointment letters to attend a local office of some organisation called 'Jobcentre Plus' whatever that may be.

I have prostrated myself before my client and in this case  am confident of recovering the goodwill that has taken me years of meticulous attention to detail to build up, and told his employee to forget it. It never happened. The lesson I have learned is that society doesn't need my advice and I shall have to find some other way to repay my debt to it.

But am stll left smarting, wondering what the Data Protection Act is for, and who else HMRC has given my client's information to. The local council, the gas board, have they posted it on Facebook? I cower in trepidation.

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Why not make an FOI request and find out

and then complain.

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Tax Credits

How did you sign the application form, which is personal or did the employee do so on your advice?

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Tax Credits

What, pray,  in my posting would lead you, dear reader, to conclude that I did anything more than I stated, i.e. that I completed the form on my client's behalf (since I am the one with all the data why would anyone do otherwise?).

 

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You're very pretty ...

but I've no idea what you are talking about! What do you think you have done wrong? Why has your client been asked to go to the DSS ... unless your form for the employee lead them to believe that your client was in breach of minimum wage rules? Confused ... !

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Confused

Join the confused club old chap. I am  an afficianado of 'countdown' on the telly, and Scrabble at Christmas. But I even I don't know how one can re-arrange the letters in HMRC to make DWP (or even 'Yobcentre Plus')

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????

What a very confusing thread!

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Anna

I dont understand why you don't continue with Tennis. What does Enrique say? 

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Can't understand

what the thread is about or the problem.

Waste of 3 minutes of my life.

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cross dressers

are a special breed ask Grayson

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Tax Credits

Can you clarify which of the following you have as clients in this posting

1. The client you went to see

2. His employee on whose behalf you completed and "submitted" the form

3. 2's wife

Why would the HMRC bother your client with his employees affairs?

Ive got a headache coming on!!

 

 

 

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national insurance
The only reason why Tax Credits passes on the details to the JobCentrePlus is if the applicant (or their spouse) does not have, and never had a national insurance number. Therefore, they will need to attend an appointment, produce ID, and a NI would be produced.

How do you get through the gruling compulsory telephone interview in order to even receive the form? They won't speak to agents and even a 64-8 doesn't help unless they are already receiving tax credits and definitely impossible without an NI

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