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CIS gross status

CIS gross status

anyone had the misfortune trying to get gross status for client and trying to get an answer from HMRC as to why an application has been refused.

TIMELINE:

client applied for gross status at end March

hmrc refused 18 April

director phoned hmrc but they said they could not tell him why

we wrote to Hull on 25 April

they replied 18 May requiring form 325

director forwarded 325 on 1 june

still no answer from Hull why refused

we spoke to CIS helpline yesterday and (a very helpful) official sald nothing outstanding for CIS. could not say about other taxes, but director happy taht all other taxes/ returns up to date.

we faxed letter to Hull yesterday requesting ring back but no reply.

we phoned number on letter from Hull which is just national number (apparently we cant phone Hull) but were told that we could not complain as form 325 not yet received

the company is at risk of losing large contract in next couple of days

any suggestions? or phone number for Hull?

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14th Jun 2012 12:39

the official also said to send in another form cis325 by recorded delivery. are we supposed to send in every thing by recorded delivery now? how can we hold hmrc to account? sorry about the rant!

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14th Jun 2012 14:08

TRY AAM service

I am not sure whether this sort of thing is within their remit but they are there to sort out problems

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By DMGbus
14th Jun 2012 14:10

HMRC's secret!

I had a gross status problem with a client last year. I got it resolved (took about 3 months), but it was such a challenge to get HMRC to say precisely what serious offence the client had committed. As it happenned didn't find out until after gross status agreed to be reinstated. What was the "serious offence"... Two partners out of three paid their tax bill five days late.  (Yes just five days late).  Had to write to HMRC specifically to ask this question (after getting gross staus reinstated).

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