If I posted you a letter or notice claiming that you owed me some money, what would be your first response?
I should imagine that you would first think "who is this joker". Now Imagine this letter or notice claimed that the law said that you had to pay & if you didn't you will be prosecuted; what kind of emotions would that raise?
"The Law". It's a word that is used all the time to put fear into you. If you did receive a letter like this the first thing you would most probably do is telephone me and ask me why I believed you owe this money, and what the charge was for. Now lets think how the tax collectors work, they send you a letter asking for money & you just pay it without (most of the time) asking anything of them to justify their actions.
When having a little moan to your friends about government extortion & the fact they take hard earned money off you most people will say thing like "well you just have to pay it" or "they'll eventually catch up with you if you refuse to pay it".
What if you took a different approach to the matter and rather than accepting or denying that you are liable, actually telephone them and ask if they have any admissible evidence & if they have any witnesses. Don't get dragged into a conversation with them, just stick to your questions, see if they will answer your questions.
Before you do this, have a listen to how Marc Stevens from www.marcstevens.net does this by clicking on this link http://marcstevens.net/mdor.mp3
After doing this, if you still believe that you have to pay tax, post a response to this article and tell us your experience.
In case you don't know, admissible means that it is evidence that can actually be used in court.