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Posted - 17/06/2009 :  19:29:30  Show Profile Send davegrime a Private Message
Just thought I would write a note to thank Paula for her help and support on our issue with the HMRC.

Story is, back in 2004 I sent my annual dec in but the HMRC did not receive it. Also in 2004 I changed address... The HMRC claim to have been writing to me for the AD but to the wrong address (even though I had told them my new one when I sent the AD back). They have been pursuing both my wife and I for 3700+; I am not sure if this is each... Hope so as you will see later. After 5 YEARS of arguing with them, I went (on Paula's advice) to see my MP, Andy Burnham (now the Health Secretary). He understood straight away and could not believe it had gotten this far... I have also had the HMRC visit my home to recover this by the way!

They where trying to claim back monies paid to use from April 04 to October o4 (when they stopped our claim). They now agree that this is not correct and have therefore ceased recovery. They have also stated that due to "technical difficulties" it will be some time before they can sort my case out. They have also said that I have not claimed any credit until Nov 2005. Maybe I am entitiled to amounts dating from Oct 04 to Nov 05? I am definitely entitled to payments from Oct 04 to April 05 and will be chasing them for this. Should I add interest?? I will also put in a claim for the May 05 to November 05 amount too.

The reason it is up to Nov 05 is that when I did my tax return at the local tax office for 2005, he told me I was entitled to tax credits and they backdated this to Nov 05...

All I would say to anyone who is in trouble with the HMRC over this and you KNOW you are not in the wrong, DO NOT GIVE UP! I almost did and to be honest, if it wasn't for the help, advice and support I have received from Paula I probably would have done.

Thanks again.


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Posted - 24/06/2009 :  07:34:20  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Hi Dave. Thanks for posting your good news here, and inspiring others to hang on in there until they win. I have yet to see an honest claimant lose their case if they persist. If people do end up repaying sums, in my experience it is because they tire of HMRC's stalling and delays, and decide they would rather get things over and done with by offering repayment terms. Yet if I had 1 for every TCC member who has said - like you - that they wanted to give up but stuck with it and won - I would have enough money to fund my very own Duck Island!

Thanks for sticking with your fight and winning (because every win is a vote against the current abusive system and shows we are not prepared to be walked over), and for posting your success here to inspire others.

See - it can be done!

Eventually, as more and more people know that they have the tools at their disposal to win their cases, and set about doing so, the tables will turn and politicians will come to see how unjust the "system" has been to date.

Really, there is evidence enough now for MPs and ministers who care to see it and don't just shrug their shoulders and ignore it.

Glad you won, Dave.

Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
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