SA Online up and running after 'maintenance'

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Revenue & Customs reported this week that it had cleared a backlog that had built up in its self assessment processing systems after carrying out maintenance on its mainframe systems.

An HRMC spokesman confirmed that no returns were processed until the CESA mainframe was re-instated on 25 April. "This is a normal, routine occurrence that occurs most years," he said.

Returns submitted online while the backroom systems were unavailable were queued up within the Revenue's Validation Engine for submission when CESA was brought back into action, the official said.

A considerable backlog built up when CESAR was brought back online but was flushed out over the bank holiday weekend.

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By nickyf
05th May 2005 16:10

Tax Law
I was friends with this guy once and he was a parliamentary draftsman. That is he drew up the acts of parliament - working with MP's, Governments etc to meet their needs

I once asked him why there was so much uncertainty especially with regard to tax law. "Ah" he said "That is because they are drafted that way" "No one wants us to make laws totally singular - they want them to be interpretable" Why? "Lots more money for accountants and lawyers to advise their clients because the House is full of lawyers and accountants"

True story.

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