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Strange Tax Situation + Film/Documentary Interest?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:52 pm
by mrlimbic
I am quite new to this and have never found myself in a situation until now where I feel I have been truly stitched up by regulations without remedy and having to find out more.

Recently the IR have added a large and completely made up figure to my tax bill claiming the new amount is for 2005 (but was only added in 2010). It seems that they trawled my bank accounts from years back randomly and found 2 amounts they have decided were income (which actually weren't). The amounts in question were actually a loan (from the halifax) to help with a loft conversion and an amount that was already taxed at source (death duty) and I received as a gift which isn't according to their own rules taxable to me. Therefore I assumed they would cancel the amount they are claiming when told about this as basically I have evidence that they are mistaken. However, they say it is too late to correct it as it is over 4 years ago (despite not informing what it was about for another 4 years so didn't even know what I had to prove until "too late"). It looks like before giving me the information I needed to fight it, they let it expire so I couldn't fight it by their own mechanism.

Now in my mind this seems completely crazy. If you were done for murder and then produced evidence years later that it is not true, they would have to let you out as it was obviously a mistake. The amount of time shouldn't even be relevant. If the incident was 10 years ago, you would still not have done it.

I am not going to pay for something that is completely mistaken and plain crazy burocratic nonsense and am willing to fight this but not sure where to begin to get advice. I am sure this must be unlawful in some way. How can someone make up a figure and not have a remedy to get it squashed if wrong? This must be against common law and seems inhumane to my rational mind.

Anyway, I don't have the money, don't owe it to begin with but as am also a film maker, I thought if I am going to have to research and fight this it might also make an interesting documentary piece, showing the unfairness of this nonsense up for many to see. I just don't know where to begin.

Does anyone know of any sympathetic common law lawyers that might be interested in getting involved in a documentary and helping fight this nonsense situation? Or anyone in the south that could give me some advice on where to start looking?

Thanks in advance,
John

Re: Strange Tax Situation + Film/Documentary Interest?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:55 pm
by greg
Here's a video that you might find interesting. Maybe you can avoid the mistakes this poor guy made

(there are 4 parts)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vgyO3v6g9c