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2008 Tax Liability and coding out in 2009.

When submitting 2008 tax returns online, and applying for the tax liability to be coded out in 2009/10 I think the deadline was supposed to be 31st December.
However I'm sure that I read somewhere that due to software glitch HMRC extended this deadline to 31st January.
Am I right with this, and if so can someone point me to the official statement please?
I submitted a few tax returns towards end of January applying for the tax liability to be coded out, but in a couple of cases have received recent statements showing the tax as underpaid (plus interest), and the code numbers without any reference to the tax.
Thanks.
David Evans

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26th Mar 2009 14:44

Me too!
I thought that I had heard the same, and thought it had happened until 26th February
when a client got a red letter for not having paid.

Spoke to very very unhelpful people at HMRC, who said that unless I could find it on their website, they were not prepared to honour it.

Client not particularly amused, but quite small sums involved.

Claudia


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By Anonymous
26th Mar 2009 14:44

Can't code
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7844442.stm

I remember this at the time - just for those submitting using the HMRC software.

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Not sure what you have read ?
As far as I am aware it has always been the end of December. Never the end of January.

The only HMRC software glitch I have come across is where the return was submitted before the end of December and HMRC have not coded it out.

In these cases a quick call to HMRC usually sorts it out.

Will be interested to see if anyone else has heard of the January deadline for coding out underpayments ?

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By newmoon
26th Mar 2009 14:55

This is it!
This is what I heard about

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa/underpayments.htm

... but hadn't realised it just applied to using HMRC software.

Oh Dear!

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