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Bank details disclosure by HMRC

Is the client too pernickety ?

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Client due a SA refund. I get a copy letter detailing the amount, which is correct, but shows no bank details

The client letter shows full details (sort code, a/c no, a/c name) of the bank account to which the money is being sent, which happens to be his wife's a/c as shown on his SAR He thinks this is dangerous as it could put the a/c into the hands of villains if the post is intercepted

I can't make my mind up if he is being too particular or is totally correct and HMRC are a bunch of..............etc yet again

What do the brethren think ?

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14th Aug 2019 10:27

I think he sounds like a pillock. Where does he get his bank cards sent to?

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By CJaneH
14th Aug 2019 10:53

Does this individual realise that every times he pays someone with an old fashion cheque he gives the bank details to that person! Basically sort code and account number are not private.

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to CJaneH
14th Aug 2019 12:01

CJaneH wrote:

Does this individual realise that every times he pays someone with an old fashion cheque he gives the bank details to that person! Basically sort code and account number are not private.

Absolutely. Tell the client to stop moaning and accept his tax refund.

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By JoF
to lionofludesch
14th Aug 2019 12:05

His wife has probably spent it already!

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14th Aug 2019 11:07

Unfortunately he caught me in a weak moment when between pints so I couldn't think of suitable ripostes to his complaint

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By JoF
to bernard michael
14th Aug 2019 12:00

Really annoying how folk think they can complain to all but the ones who made, in their view, the original mistake.

Love the way people offload their rubbish to others, then go on their merry way without a care.

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to bernard michael
14th Aug 2019 16:09

bernard michael wrote:

Unfortunately he caught me in a weak moment when between pints so I couldn't think of suitable ripostes to his complaint

Oddly, that's when I think of my best ones.

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14th Aug 2019 11:09

perhaps he thinks the villains want to pay some money into his account?

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14th Aug 2019 11:18

I remember not so long ago Jeremy Clarkson went on a rant in his column about how you can't do much with someone's a/c number and sort code and the levels of security some people go to are absurd. To prove his point he published his numbers in the column.

One crafty reader immediately signed him up for a monthly direct debit to a charity.

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By JoF
to Duggimon
14th Aug 2019 11:58

Fabulous!

I might use that one just after dumping a PITA client.

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By DJKL
to Duggimon
14th Aug 2019 15:50

Hope it was an environmental one.

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to DJKL
14th Aug 2019 16:26

I looked it up, it was £500 to Diabetes UK.

His column was in response to HMRC having lost the bank details of 25 million child benefit claimants, and Clarkson said the furore in response to it was a lot of fuss over nothing.

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14th Aug 2019 12:25

Move to France - we seem to have to give our bank details to everyone over here!

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14th Aug 2019 12:41

Such use of partner's bank details for SA refunds risks just as villainous an outcome as any for the taxpayer...

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14th Aug 2019 16:17

If I read it right, it's his wife's bank details (not his) he wants to give to HMRC, surely that is a good thing particularly if the anticipated card details thief spends less money than his wife (Sorry!!)

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16th Aug 2019 10:02

Is this not how money laundering starts? Paying money into an account that does not belong to the owner....

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to pauljohnston
16th Aug 2019 11:07

Yes - I would suggest that a SAR is filed.

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