HMRC have issued an update about their SA252 letters.
SA252 is sent to taxpayers who are not in self assessment (SA), but who may be paying either too little or too much tax.
Tax agents of those in receipt of these letters will not be receiving them.
HMRC can't afford to send out copies.
Here is an extract of HMRC 's update:
"We’d also like to mention that, because this will be a bulk processing issue for us, all letters will be dated 19 November although it’s possible they won’t be received until some weeks later.
There is nothing unusual about this.
We post bulk output letters in stages to help our contact centres to manage any additional customer demand that the letters might provoke.
I dare say that agents can remind HMRC that they opposed the withdrawal of their copy letters at the time it was announced, and doubtless will also have a chat with HMRC about the delays in their clients receiving the SA252; as and when they let HMRC come and visit them at the coal face.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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