We have just been notified by our Working Together coordinator that HMRC cannot issue statements in time for payments due on 31 July. Unless their computer cannot count we cannot understand why they do not know how many statements they needed to issue for 31 July Payments on Account. Sounds like another lame excuse for another cock up. What happens about the unrepresented who rely on the reminder from HMRC - interest charges?
Part of the HMRC statement follows -
There have been problems as more statements than expected were selected for issue in June and as a result some of these have still not been issued. The cases affected will have UTRs with the final two digits in the range 70 to 99. (Does this mean 30% of statements have not been issued?)
More information concerning this problem should be issued shortly. In the meantime, please advise your clients to make payment by 31 July and not wait for a statement.