OK where do I start.
I returned to the UK in September 2005 after 5 years living overseas, during my time overseas I submitted SA tax returns each year demonstrating that no UK tax liability was owed.
On return to the UK I started full time employment with Sealed Air Ltd, they applied an emergency tax code for the remainder of 2005-2006. I have a number of benifits with my job and my company issued a P11D on my behalf, I completed my 05-06 tax return on line and I received a small rebate at the end of the tax year.
Unfortunatly HMRC did not use the information supplied when setting my tax code for 2006-2007, when I made my SA tax return in 2007 I found out that there was an under accrual of £3500. I informed HMRC and was shocked to find that a mistake had been made.
At this point I entered into the dispute procedure as I felt that the situation was unfair, unfortunatly to compound the issue HMRC again set the wrong tax code for 07-08. Because I had a promotion in April of 2007 I wrongly assumed that the exta money in my pay pack was to my salary increase, and not because of under accrual.
By January of 2008 I again realised that another underpayment had been made. At the same time I was informed that I could move from SA to PAYE.
The underpayment for 2007-2008 was £3132.
In the tax year 2008-2009 my tax code was changed to help pay back £2472 of the outstanding monies from 2007-2007,dispite the fact that the money was owed under SA. the balance of £660 will be collected in 2010-2011.
During the last 3 years I have attempted to demonstrate to HMRC that the under payment of tax was as a result of errors on their part. They conceed that my employer and myself have provided all info on time and in full, but they are still demanding that I pay.
My view is that I have paid the lions share of the money owed, they are charging me interest because of their mistakes, I would like them to clear the remainder of the owed money.
By the way I did ask what would be the minimum they would accept as payment, they told me that I shouldake an offer, my offer was that they would write off the remainder of the wed money.
I can scan and send you all of the corrispondance if it helps.
I plan to go to the Adjudicator next as I think I have a case, what do you think??