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17-6-2013 7:19 pm  #1


HMRC complaint response re. duty demand

Orginal complaint

RE. FORMAL COMPLAINT - UNLAWFUL DUTY DEMAND 16 APRIL 2013

Your ref

Case Ref


Dear Sir/Madam

I refer to the above letter and demand signed by Mr S. Kitchingman. The issuance of this demand was quite improper as a Notice of Claim had been lodged with the Plymouth National Post Seizure Unit. I acknowledge your subsequent letter of 22 April 2013 and I am grateful to Mr Kitchingman for his prompt action in suspending the demand.

However, I am inclined to regard the above demand as evidence of further harassment by HMRC/Border Force. Therefore, I wish to make a formal complaint about the failure of HMRC to check with the NPSU as to whether a Notice of Claim was in place. I also regard your inference, that I was fortunate to avoid criminal prosecution, as particularly offensive and a potential breach of the “Presumption of Innocence” enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.

I would be grateful if you could disclose the identity of the Border Force officer who sent you the case file. l require this information as l also intend to complain to Border Force about this matter.


Your response and the complaint response may be sent by e-mail to *****




Yours faithfully


 

 

17-6-2013 8:15 pm  #2


Re: HMRC complaint response re. duty demand

Here is the reply

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Nice that they're sorry to have upset me. They'll be offering me a sweetheart deal next!

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17-6-2013 9:25 pm  #3


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I would ask what steps they are taking to ensure this ''oversight'' which happens in nearly all cases of seizure, does not continue to happen.


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17-6-2013 9:44 pm  #4


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Well it does seem a little odd that poor old Kitchensink has taken the rap for this. Because he seemed to be adamant that Border Force were to blame.

It just seems you can't believe what any of these people say.

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17-6-2013 10:07 pm  #5


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I have to say in this case I can't see how BF are to blame. They notify HMRC of seizure who then send out demands without checking if a NOC has been received??


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17-6-2013 10:29 pm  #6


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Mate get a SAR from HMRC then you'll be se to see exactly what BF have told them.

i did and found out they had told a few porkies.


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18-6-2013 4:11 am  #7


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To be fair to HMRC at least the chap Mr Kitchensink answered all the questions in your complaint. Normally when I get replies from the coffee machine they are just that and nothing to do with the issues raised. It also shows that they should not be sending these demands out as a matter of course.

 

18-6-2013 8:28 am  #8


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mrc wrote:

Mate get a SAR from HMRC then you'll be se to see exactly what BF have told them.

Absolutely, in doing so discover if best judgement has been used.

 

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