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    Computer error destroyed 1m UK tax records

    Now...this could be great news or very bad news depending on what side of the fence you're on...whether you owe or are owed...
    Almost a million taxpayer records were accidently deleted from Inland Revenue computer systems between 1997 and 2000 due to a software problem which went unnoticed for several years.

    The Department took three years to discover that software used to cleanse its database of old cases was also wiping live ones from its system.

    This resulted in some 364,000 people who cannot be identified being owed 82m, while another 22,000 did not pay tax due of around 6m.

    The Revenue admitted the problem last year but the full scale of the error has now only just emerged, following a report from the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee on 8 September.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09...m_tax_records/
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    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
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    This resulted in some 364,000 people who cannot be identified being owed 82m
    I'm RICH :lets PARRRRRTY:...................... possibly
    55 - I'm fiftyfeckinfive and STILL no wiser,
    OLDER yes
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    Hi foxyloxley,

    I think faulty software should be a requirement of the government tax offices

    Eg

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    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
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    I think faulty software should be a requirement of the government tax offices
    I thought it WAS

    keeps ME employed anyway
    55 - I'm fiftyfeckinfive and STILL no wiser,
    OLDER yes
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    "ERROR"

    Hot damn, that was one of my better efforts?


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