Today I received a letter from HMR &C stating that my corporation tax return for, wait for it 2006, yes 2006, had been filed late and that there was a penalty 0f £204.26 to pay.
I was fairly sure that this was bollocks, as I am anal regarding my tax affairs, so I rang them to chew the fat.
Despite my protests, they insisted it was payable and guess how long they gave me to pay before taking legal action?
Twenty four hours.
After waiting four years to notify me, they want to be paid within twenty four hours of receiving notification. I can't even clarify it with my accountant in that timeframe.
There is no point in even attempting to convince the droid at the other end of the phone line that in the real world (the one outside of the civil fucking service) this would not be considered in any way reasonable.
Cocksucking fuckwombles the lot of them.