Long day today, stuck in traffic and it took a while to get home. When I did, checked my mail and there it was – a brown envelope. Avid readers will know I hate them, it takes me ages to open it as it creates fear and brings me out in a sweat. They are never nice and they are always from the HMRC, so I knew this wouldn’t be good.
What a shock (sarcasm), they have totally ignored the letter from my Insolvency Practitioner and sent me a demand for Corporation Tax, £14663 payable immediately. We expected this to happen, purely because they know they have threated me before and I have somehow raised the funds to pay them off. Not this time, I have sent the letter over to my IP for them to deal with. This was the point of going through business insolvency, to stop this. One week after the declaration and the HMRC ignore it.
I cannot think of one good word to say the HMRC. They are like a dog with a bone, they bully and harass you until you break and care not for your personal stories or strife. They want the money you owe, the money they added on, and the money they will add on when you can’t pay after a month. It stops now.
Before I started this blog, I read a lot of forums about to stop these threats and the amount of pages of broken souls desperate for some sort of a solution to stop the letters, phone calls and visits. I felt for all of them, I was lucky that I could pay off such massive amount of money but it did me no favours.
The best advice I have been given is not to pay. If you are in trouble, do not pay. Most of us want to pay, including me, as it is the right thing to do. However if that debt target continues to move then you are never going to catch up. I thought I was doing the morally right thing but no. I should have said years ago I couldn’t pay and stopped it there and then.
There are times in your life when right is actually wrong, and this is one of them.
At least I can pass this letter on, legally they cannot threaten me any more. On a positive note, I found 21p today! I continue to find small coinage. Every little helps!