My thanks to a loyal reader who dropped me a note the other day, about a problem that one of his clients has had wrt an online tax return that appears to have gone missing.
"One of our clients has just received a letter from HMRC which says: -
'our records show that you filed your self assessment tax return late last year.'
The letter then goes on to threaten penalties if the 2011/12 return is late.This is all very well, but this client's 2010/11 tax return was submitted, online, on 11 January 2012.
We received an e-mail from HMRC on 11 January 2012 confirming receipt.
HMRC's online services shows that this client's 2011 tax return was received on 11 January 2012.
The client was not charged any penalty for a late tax return.All of this indicates that the tax return was not late.No doubt this will get blamed on some computer problem.
Doesn't look good for RTI does it?"A straw in the wind wrt the "success" or otherwise of RTI and problem for Phil to address, I would suggest, before he leaves.
Does anyone have any theories as to how this could have happened?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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