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Dagelijks archief: 9 november 2019
A man is battling an HMRC charge for a claim made by his ex-partner over which he had no control
You break up with your partner and move out, and at around the same time you get a bombshell tax demand for £6,000 for overpaid child benefit that she had been claiming. Most of the bill relates to money that your ex received for two children who are not even biologically yours. Yet the tax authorities aren’t pursuing her for the money, or the kids’ natural father – they have come after you.
That’s the situation for one Midlands man in a case that throws a spotlight on rules that one top accountancy body has called a potential “reputational disaster” for HM Revenue & Customs.