PAYE records unchecked by HMRC
Millions of PAYE records for 2005/2006 are unchecked by the taxman, but the situation is 'improving'
The taxman has yet to check the accuracy of 11.5 million PAYE returns from
2005/2006, a Freedom of Information Act request has revealed.
Matt Boyle, a PAYE consultant who made the request, also found that 11
million tax records from employees could not be matched to workers’ records by
HM Revenue & Customs from his request.
‘It is surely an unacceptable situation when HMRC have not reviewed the
liability of approximately 32% of the working population,’ Boyle said in a
BBC report .
A spokesman for the taxman said the situation was improving and more than 75%
would have paid the correct tax.
A growing economy had brought many more people in the tax regime, which was a
reason for the backlog, the spokesperson explained.