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Workers who underpaid income tax because of PAYE errors will not be charged interest on the balance,
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People owing less than 2,000 were already exempt but those who underpaid more would avoid interest if they ‘engaged’ with the repayment process, said Dave Hartnett , head of HMRC.
After initially refusing last week to apologise to the 1.4million taxpayers hit by the PAYE mix up,
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He said: ‘I know how to apologise, I’ve had to do it before. I did not do it then and I am sorry for that.’
Some 2.3million people underpaid an average of about 1,400 over the past two tax years, although 900,
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The situation was put down to the increased accuracy of a new IT system, said HMRC chief executive Dame Lesley Strathie, who stressed that tax staff were not to blame.