TaxAdministrationMore IT problems at HMRC puts taxpayers at risk

More IT problems at HMRC puts taxpayers at risk

Another disastrous computer crash at taxman

HM Revenue & Customs suffered
another embarrassing IT malfunction yesterday which may have put thousands of
taxpayers’ details at risk.

According to reports, the collapse caused taxpayers’ accounts to completely
disappear from the Revenue’s system, while
The
Independent
reported that accountants were unable to get
through to any technical system on telephone helplines.

Acountants warned that such a collapse could – in the worst-case scenario –
result in the information falling into the wrong hands.

They also said though that it would also be disastrous if it has simply been
wiped out and had to be reinputed.

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