December 15, 2004
HM Customs and Revenue (VAT)HM Customs & Excise, notice to require security deposits, my appeal
Dear XXX, further to our face-to-face discussions; the arguments and evidence put forward plus a VAT audit I find it difficult for your offices to uphold your estimates for a security deposit for the following reasons: -
Now being in possession of cash-flow and profit/loss forecasts you must realise that the sums put forward represent over one third of our projected NET Profit. You must now also appreciate that the Director is without personal resource and corporate or business borrowing is highly unlikely.
This business is still in its infancy and as such cannot support those figures tendered; indeed demands of such magnitude very much represents the demise of this company. I will of course appeal to tribunal if agreement cannot be reached, but first I would like you to consider what is to us a more manageable sum of 3k, paid over three monthly instalments.
I look forward to your favourable reply.
July 27, 2005
HM Customs and Revenue (VAT)HM Customs & Excise, notice to require security deposits, my appeal (2)
I write in response to your letter dated 25-JULY and refer to the tribunal hearing of 08-JUNE.
During the appeal you were asked whether you considered that the imposition of this security deposit would place this company into an insolvent position. In hindsight perhaps it should have asserted that based upon prejudices you had set about to force this company's closure.
As a consequence of your actions fifteen local jobs have been lost; very few of these people have found employment elsewhere.
An absence of conscious is perhaps a prerequisite of an Officer of Revenue & Customs but I do sincerely hope that within the framework of Customs and Revenue their does exist an avenue that will make you answerable for such appalling professional negligence.
Your recent letter does only further highlight your continued attempts to pursue the Director and to remove from him his livelihood. Needless to say, I have learnt a great deal about you these past nine months and so I have no intentions of allowing my business activities to fall within your sphere of influence so please kindly desist from harassing me and my wife any further.