Thursday, 26 January 2012

Only "little people" pay taxes

It makes my blood boil when I read things like this! My father died in November and the inland revenue have already written to him, yes the letter was addressed Mr Derek Allison (DECEASED), to remind him there will be £100 penalty to pay if he fails to file his tax return online before 31st January. Unfortunately as he's DEAD he can't! I pointed this out but its not their problem apparently, the fine is automatic! Then I read that althletes and sportsmen/women who live in tax exhile are being give tax exemptions......I'd do it the other way round......if you DON'T pay UK tax then you can't pull on a Team GB Jersey.

UK waives tax for 2014 Games to attract big names

LONDON (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and other overseas athletes will not have to pay British income tax if they compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the government said on Thursday, encouraging big names to build the event into their schedule.


  1. This sucks. What is the procedure to avoid the penalty?

  2. Aparently there is no way to avoid this penalty unless the Inland Revenue could have processed Form R27 before 31st January. Unfortunately as I only submitted this form (which has to be done by post! No electronic communication allowed) on 13th January and it is now 1st February so the late Mr.Deek Allison owes them £100.