Kevin Reed, Accountancy Age, Tuesday 1 June 2010 at 15:46:00

As many as 100,000 could have paid too much tax


Up to 100,000 workers have paid too much tax after problems with PAYE coding,the taxman has admitted.

With problems arising from bringing together two PAYE databases,HM Revenue& Customs has admitted that it has received 50,000 callsrelating to PAYE coding errors, and estimates as many as 100,000 have anincorrect code.

HMRC told the Telegraph that its call centres were exceptionallybusy.

"HMRC bosses need to take a close look at whether they are adequatelyresourced for the future," CioT tax policy director John Whiting told the paper.

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