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Stop HMRC from referring to the UK taxpayers as their "customers"

HMRC, in all their publications as well as communications to individuals refers to us, the body of the Great British tax payer as "customers". This is not only misleading, but an outright mockery given the absence of choice over who and what you as a "customer" deal with.

A customer is an individual or business that purchases the goods or services produced by a business. Attracting customers is the primary goal of most public-facing businesses, because it is the customer who creates demand for goods and services." The UK taxpayer does not create a demand for HMRC, nor do we have a choice or any consumer rights when it comes to dealing with HMRC. Therefore, HMRC must revert to using the term "taxpayer" in all their publications and communications.

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Currently ranked 521 out of 1,727 open petitions, and 17,227 out of 104,885 petitions ever created.

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Open

Created By

Stephan Wegener

Created On

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Closing Date

Monday 6 May 2019

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