Friday, July 27, 2018

Fun names for Inspectors of Taxes

I heard a lovely true story recently about an Inspector of Taxes whose name was Mr Millions.  he worked for the Inland Revenue - in the days before it was rebranded as HMRC.

Many years back before the self assessment system started, Inspectors would 'list' appeals against estimated assessments for hearings before the General Commissioners. And then accountants would routinely call the Inland Revenue to ask for the hearings to be postponed.

This Tax Inspector often had to handle these calls and adopted a standard response when answering his phone. He said: "Millions, no jokes please!"
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