A loyal reader sent me this yesterday, re HMRC's address database.
"We received a letter from HMRC a couple of weeks ago for one of our client companies, who use our office as their Registered Office.
HMRC were threatening enforcement action for an amount of £400 (which wasn't due because there is a P35 overpayment to cover it).
We phoned them and quite rightly had to go through their security procedures, but were surprised that the company's address in HMRC's records did not correspond with the Registered Office address. They asked if there was another address, and we gave them the trading address which they said was correct.
This week the company received another letter, but this time it was sent to the trading address not the Registered Office.
Leaving aside the fact we had told them the £400 was the wrong amount of tax outstanding, and that we agreed the liability would be held over until the end of this week, we can't help thinking we were tricked by HMRC into providing an alternative address to help them with their enforcement actions."
Views and comments welcome.
Tax does have to be taxing.
UK EXPATS: Reduce tax on UK Pensions
HMRC QROPS provider. Unlock your UK pension and access a 25% lump sum today.
Quote ID code "ABC" when contacting a QROPS specialist.
Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations
What is TAXWISE?
TAXWISE is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.
To find out more, please use this link Taxwise
Tax Investigation for Dummies, by Nick Morgan, provides a good and easy to read guide for anyone caught up in an HMRC tax investigation. A must read for any Self Assessment taxpayer.
Click the link to read about: Tax Investigation for Dummies