I’ve just received a UK tax return to fill in.

I left the UK for Spain in December 1990, 16 and a half years ago. True, I was officially a UK civil servant while I worked for the observatory here, but I left that job in October 2002. I sold my UK house soon after that. So for teh last FIVE YEARS my UK income consists on one savings account that I claim back the tax on. Believe me, the peanuts refunded doesnb’t begin to compensate for the pain of filling the form in, even though it’s almost all zeros. I know people who are still civil servants who never get a tax form. Why me?

I’ve written three letters to ask why they keep sending me tax forms and received no reply. From where I’m standing, this looks like harassment.

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