"I used the HMRC online income tax return system last year, but received a £100 fine for non-submission. My return was on time and I have no intention of paying. A formal letter to HMRC has produced another snarling request for payment. ML, Rugby
When you wrote to me eight months ago I asked HMRC to sort out what should have been a straightforward issue and, in April, it confirmed it was in the process of responding to you. It insisted there were no problems with the online reporting system last year. In May someone suggested you resubmit the return through the Government Gateway, but you tried and failed twice.
In June your tax office sent you a paper version of the tax return that you sent in, but the £100 fine was still outstanding. Your appeal was upheld in November.
Another year's deadline for filing electronic tax returns is close; readers should make sure they get a safe-receipt email from HMRC."
Make sure that you get a receipt!
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