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Distasteful as it it seems (and the same hypocrite preaches to us peasants about how we should be helping the poor) he is acting within the law, and doing what any sensible person would do - give the government as little as possible. They only waste it! :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

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There are always loopholes in the system and we really can't do anything about it. We just have to wish that everyone would start cooperating so we could achieve our common goal which is to make it effective.


The irony is, those who are earning a lower income are the ones more affected by this because they are charged automatically, while those on corporations pay at their own will, which most often than not, translated to never.

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Well Im quite happe becouse there gining me an refunde.


After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity, we have determined that you are eligible

to receive a tax refund of 973.90 GBP. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 5-7 days in order to process it.

Please download the document attached to this email to confirm your identity.

Note: You will need to provide a valid bank accoun in which the funds will be payed to.

A refund can be delayed for some reasons, for example submitting invalid records or applying after deadline.

Best Regards,

HM Revenue & Customs.

Bill :)

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I take it that that what they actually said to you Bill. Thankfully these foreigner scammers just cant seem to fully grasp our spellings can they :wink::lol:


I wonder how many people have fallen for it though. We received the following warning from our accountants as issued by HMRC on 10th January


HMRC warns of fake tax rebate emails as deadline approaches

10 January 2012


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a warning over the latest round of 'phishing' emails.


As the self-assessment deadline approaches, the emails in question pose as HMRC notifying the recipient that they are due a tax rebate.


The email then links to a clone of HMRC's website and asks for bank or credit card details, which are then used to empty accounts.


In the last three months HMRC has helped to shut down 185 websites that were responsible for sending such emails.


HMRC is urging taxpayers not to get caught out. Commenting, Joan Wood, director of HMRC Online and Digital said: "We only ever contact customers who are due a tax refund in writing by post. We currently don't use telephone calls, emails or external companies in these circumstances. If anyone receives an email claiming to be from HMRC, please send it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk before deleting it permanently.


"HMRC will do everything possible to ensure those people receiving this email know what steps to take to protect their information, and we are working closely with other law enforcement agencies to target the criminals behind this serious crime and see them brought to justice."


HMRC has published advice, including example emails here.


If you think you have been the victim of an email scam the advice is to report the matter to your bank or card issuer as soon as possible. If in doubt you can find more information here.HMRC Tax Refund Warning

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"Bonuses" were granted for exeptional improvement in Company performance, but have now turned into an entitlement, regardless of performance. A decent tax system, would tap into obscene levels of payment of all kinds, and that's all that's required - thus the more they grab, the more tax they pay. Share options are a reasonable way to incentivise ALL staff, providing they have to held until retirement age. :wink:

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Bonuses haven't turned into an entitlement Obs; they are negotiated and form part of a package given to the person who gets the bonus.


The last government agreed Hesters' package and that included a "bonus" figure which was negotiated down by this government....although still a million too much, you can imagine what he was offered before!!

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As they were/are "negotiated" as part of the employment contract, they are clearly "an entitlement", if they are paid regardless of performance - and RBS isn't back into the black yet. :wink: Hester succumbed to the pressure from the hand wringing Brigade (perhaps he's been promised a knighthood!), but somehow I doubt the rest lining up for their bonuses will follow his example. :wink:

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