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Retired Otley nurse in tax battle
9:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
A retired nurse from Otley is vowing to take her fight to reclaim thousands of pounds of tax to the House of Commons.
Patricia Jacques, who was a psychiatric nurse at High Royds Hospital in Menston for 33 years, was shocked to discover she had been paying too much tax since retiring in 1997, up until 2010.
The 77-year-old has received £3,100 for overpayments made between 2006 and 2010, but is furious after being told she won't be able to claim anything else for the preceding nine years.
She said: “They have given me £3,100 back, to cover a few years, but say they can't give me any more because 2006 is as far back as they can go - so they've done me for thousands of pounds.”