Pensioner Don told he owes £576,000 in tax

Don Yates with his massive tax demand

Don Yates with his massive tax demand

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A Chorley pensioner had to keep a close eye on his spending over the festive period – after receiving a tax bill for more than £500,000.

Shocked Don Yates, who has to manage on an income of around £11,000 a year, was told to cough up the staggering amount by the Inland Revenue.

The 72-year-old widower, who lives in an £80,000 terraced house on Jackson Street, Chorley, said: “I read it out to my daughter. She said, ‘Are you a secret millionaire?’

 

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