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Self Assessment late filing penalties

Our postbag arrived this morning weighed down with late filing penalty notices in respect of ELS returns that were filed in the run up to 31 January. Our time costs in dealing with these notices will add to the time spent pre 31 January checking that returns filed via ELS had been received by the Revenue. As readers may be aware, problems were encountered with ELS during January but it seems unfair that our clients should have to suffer the costs relating thereto. We intend to seek financial compensation from the Revenue on behalf of our clients and wonder whether any other practitioners feel the same?
Andrew Lane

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29th Feb 2000 13:04

Confirming the earlier comments
One client received a penalty notice yesterday for a return filed in Sept & where I have the Revenue calculation based thereon sitting on my file and dated 15 October!

I have also received a penalty notice for a return filed towards the end of Jan by post (ie, no ELS involved) but where I know the Revenue received the mailing as other enclosures have been actioned.

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By Anonymous
25th Feb 2000 18:30

ELS ERRORS
I have had one penalty notice this morning, although I have Revenue acceptance dated 28 Jan.

Another client rang to say she had received a penalty even though her return went in last June! By snail mail?

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