I am so angry this afternoon.
My son came home for a couple of days and brought with him his mail which arrived this morning.
The mail included a letter from HM Revenue & Customs demanding £8,000 plus on account of his projected earnings!!!!!!!!!!
He was fined recently for submitting his Tax Return late. He appealed, against the fine, explaining that he has been undergoing six months of chemotherapy after an operation for cancer (and a further operation to remove something that had been wrongly left inside him). He explained that the chemotherapy (one session every two weeks) left him weak and unable to stay awake for any length of time. He sent, with the appeal, a letter from his Doctor at the hospital and a letter from his GP confirming that the treatment he had received had left him with severe fatigue.
The Revenue decided that was not a good enough reason.
How the hell do they think that he is going to pay £8,000 - plus on account when he has not been working for about six months. If he does not come up with the £8,000 - plus then he may have to apply to be bankrupted. I will pay his £8,000 if necessary but I am bloody jumping about the insensitive treatment of my son.
His father and I have worked all our lives and paid our taxes. My son has worked hard, since leaving university, and has paid his taxes. Surprisingly enough, he did not want to have bowel cancer, an operation to remove part of his bowel, a further operation to remove something which had been inadvertently left inside him, six months chemotherapy and an op to join up his bowel again.
How can this Government be so bloody insensitive. It's beyond belief.
Sorry guys!!! My rant is over.
I'm supposed to be going out tonight to a friends and because of my tantrum about The Revenue I have puffy eyes - I'll look an absolute picture (not).
Love and hugs to everyone (except The Revenue)