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Wednesday, 13 May 2020

SEISS Opens Today - Missing Data Fixed?


SEISS opens today, however, as I noted on this site there appear to be glitches in the system.

AccountingWeb also notes problems, nine separate practitioners logged more than a dozen false results within two days of the checker opening for business on Monday 5 May: four instances were false positives, while nine claims that should have been eligible were rejected.

AccountingWEB member SXGuy switched from self employment to a limited company last year and had some cross-over on his 2018/19 tax return. “According to the checker I’m eligible. I know I’m not since I never continued to trade as SE in 19/20,” he commented.

Other people have been reporting false positives, he continued: “I don't think it’s mainly due to late submission. Seems there's a glitch somewhere.”

HMRC say there has been data missing:

"We have been updating the checker with the late filers - who were given extra time to benefit from the scheme if they missed the 31 January deadline. This represented around less than 0.2% of all people who may use the checker. By the time the service opens tomorrow they will have had all their details added."

Therefore, theoretically, it should work today without any glitches.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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