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HMRC - you're having a laugh...

This e-mail made me smile, but seriously....!

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HMRC Talking Points E-mail....

"We are making some changes around how we deliver HMRC’s email service. You may notice some slight changes to both the look and rhythm of our email contact from the 17 September 2021 as we carry out some testing, with full service returning from 04 October 2021."

Yes...

"Rhythm of our email" ....  This is not how e-mails work!

How is the rhythm of your email this week?!?

 

 

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By Hugo Fair
13th Sep 2021 15:31

That's what happens if you try to open your emails with sticky fingers!

Their last great hurrah before accelerating down the rabbit-hole of copious heroin and (somehow) coming out the other end as anodyne stadium rockers.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
13th Sep 2021 10:41

Is that their way of saying they’re turning off emails for 2.5 weeks?

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By NotAnAccountant2
13th Sep 2021 10:43

Some changes to our H M R C mail
The rhythm will have look and feel and joy.
One-seven Sept some testing will begin
Full service will resume on 4th of Oct.

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By vinylnobbynobbs
13th Sep 2021 11:35

I thought Rhythm was a dancer.........

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By rmillaree
13th Sep 2021 19:13

I thought Rhythm was a dancer.........

I was thinking the same - i guess you must be 50 plus or minus a couple of years :) apologies if you are a youngster who likes the old classics.

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By vinylnobbynobbs
14th Sep 2021 07:58

rmillaree wrote:

I thought Rhythm was a dancer.........

I was thinking the same - i guess you must be 50 plus or minus a couple of years :) apologies if you are a youngster who likes the old classics.

plus 12

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By vinylnobbynobbs
14th Sep 2021 13:29

add 12

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
20th Sep 2021 08:29

vinylnobbynobbs wrote:

I thought Rhythm was a dancer.........

What about his stick?

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By Cloudcounter
13th Sep 2021 12:21

You get the Rhythym this week and
you get the Blues next week, and the week after

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
13th Sep 2021 14:03

A rhyming couplet emailed in,
To file in your recycle bin.

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By Leywood
14th Sep 2021 09:19

I tried to mention this to one of my HMRC buddies. He put the phone down on me.

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By Hugo Fair
14th Sep 2021 13:13

If that's the reaction of a 'buddy', just imagine the response from someone at HMRC who is outside your circle of friendship! Or maybe he merely ain't got no riddim?

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By JULPHI
17th Sep 2021 09:50

I have contacted an HIMC department by email - address given by another HMRC department, so not generally available (I thought) - their reply

Our current response time is 40 working days

My VAT returns are quarterly so I may get an answer before the next one is due

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By Leywood
17th Sep 2021 10:04

JULPHI wrote:

I have contacted an HIMC department by email - address given by another HMRC department, so not generally available (I thought) - their reply

Our current response time is 40 working days

My VAT returns are quarterly so I may get an answer before the next one is due

I doubt it.

They say response times are 40 days, they always underestimate. Escept when it comes to tax and penalties calculations.

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By coleprice
17th Sep 2021 10:17

Do you think they paid for advice as to whether 40 days (40 working days of course) sounds better than 8 weeks or 2 months?

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By tedbuck
17th Sep 2021 11:18

40 days is pretty good really - it can take 9 months plus to get a CT liability agreed.
I used to get letters after about 6 weeks saying that they would respond in another 6 weeks.
Fantastic service - no wonder they want more digitalisation , can't understand MTD for ITSA though - I thought most tax returns had been digital since John Major's day - maybe I can understand it because when you have to send a paper return for some reason they inevitably process it incorrectly so digitalisation will hide those returns amongst all the other rubbish which will be submitted. I really cannot wait for the fan display which I shall watch from the sidelines and enjoy.

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By SKCOX
17th Sep 2021 15:30

I got rhythm
I got Sunak
I got Seiss grant
Who could ask for anything more?

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