25th October, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) has revealed its concerns surrounding the handling of simple data by businesses in the UK.
The body has revealed that the employee tax and national insurance contribution information passed on by organisations in the UK is often littered with mistakes.
According to HMRC, there were 824 employees in the UK with the surname “Unknown” in the 2009/10 tax year.
Jim Harra, HMRC’s director of customer operations, said: “Most employers get their PAYE returns right but the few who don’t can cause problems for their employees, for example, incorrect deductions of tax.
It also revealed that 572 people’s surnames only included the letter X, ranging from Mr X to Mrs XXXXXX, 75 staff had the surname “Casual”, 11 “Cleaners”, nine “Workers” and six “Students”.
However, the HMRC is also under pressure after making a number of errors in recent months, which may lead to around a million UK workers receiving tax rebates.