Online Tax Return Fun

I filed my tax returns today. The scary part was that it was due today.

The truely harrowing moment was when I found that I could not activate the PIN number that had been sent to me. Instead, trying to access Self Assessment Online just gave me the following error:

A problem has occurred. Please try again later. If the problem persists please contact the Helpdesk on 0845 60 55 999 quoting G039.

The scary part was that the phone number was useless due to industrial action today. I couldn’t file my tax returns!

Thankfully, it was simply a matter or restarting the browser to get the process going again. Once I had logged back in to with my username and password, the activation prompt no longer appeared and I could get on with filling in the forms.

Oh, I owe the tax man 88p.