Thursday, 20 October 2011
The Postie handed me a bunch of letters. Nothing unusual in that.
You know when you can sense that a letter looks dubious. Well this one looked as though it was from the Inland Revenue (the UK's tax collectors). It was.
In the UK last year there was a problem because thousands of people received huge tax demands because the PAYE calculations had been erroneous (too complicated to explain in a blog). I know a number of people with demands for thousands of £s.
So when I opened the letter I was not happy to see the word 'error'.
I became happier, however, when I saw that they owed me money. Not a lot. £40.03 was the sum I think. At least I don't owe them anything.
So today I am very thankful that I don't have a tax payment hanging over me.