HMRC mails wrong private info to 50,000 19,000 taxpayers

John Oates reports on another black eye for HMRC:

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs apologised today for sending out private information to 50,000 tax credit recipients.

One taxpayer who contacted The Register said: “We received our tax credit notice with our National Insurance details but on the back were two strangers’ work, childcare and pay details.”

He then received a note from the Revenue which blamed a print supplier for wrongly preparing the notices.

Read more in The Register.

Update: The Telegraph reports the number as 19,000.

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