HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Monday, 25 January 2021

Don't Roll Over if You are Fined for a Late Tax Declaration


The 31 January self assessment deadline is almost upon us, if you miss that you will be fined.

The Express reports that UHY Hacker Young looked into HMRC's latest figures, and found HMRC cancelled over 60 percent of late payment penalties last year.

As a result of these findings, UHY Hacker Young urged taxpayers to appeal if they feel any fines levied against them were wrongly imposed.

In monetary terms, UHY Hacker Young revealed that of the £275million in penalties levied last year, £167million was later completely cancelled.

NB HMRC has confirmed that personal or business "pandemic-related" disruption may be a reasonable excuse for late filing of tax returns.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  • Attend any meeting with HMRC
  • Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal
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