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Tax Return for 2011 just received

I wonder if anyone can advise me on what is happening with the HMRC.  For info I haven't need to do complete a tax return for the past 7 years due to be a lower rate taxpayer.

Early last year I received 2 P800 notices for the years 2008/09 and 2009/10.  These were raised due to my work related expenses being included on my P11D's by my employer who didn't have the necessary dispensations to exclude them.

I wrote to HMRC explaining the amounts in the P800s were for airfares/hotel bills etc which I incurred wholly in respect of my job and there was therefore a corresponding expense for these. In this letter I also asked them to let me know what I needed to do to have the P800s amended or withdrawn.  This letter was sent by registered post last April 2011 time and I checked the tracking at the time to make sure it had been received.  Further to my letter I had no reply to HMRC, so sent a follow up letter around June 2011 to which I also had no reply. 

Two weeks ago I received a letter from HMRC (the first since their letter from April last year) stating that I hadn't replied to them re the P800s and owed them the amounts specified on them, payment to be made by 24 September.

I again wrote to them last pretty much stating what the previous 2 letter from me had said and also including copes of those letters for there info.

Today I received a paper copy of a blank self assessment tax return for 2011, it is just the form with my name, address, reference etc manually completed, together with a blank employment notes form.  There was no cover letter or explanation included with the forms.

Can anyone throw some light on what is happening?  I assume the tax return has been sent due my letter of last week but I don't understand why I have been sent a tax return to complete for 2011 when the P800s relate to 2009 and 2010.  Also is it normal for HMRC to send  a tax return for completion 18 months after the relevant year end?

Thanks in advance


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17th Sep 2012 17:25

maybe 2010 11 is still to be reconciled

just fill it in and if there is no tax to pay they will take you of the tax return list again

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Who could possibly guess

what goes on in the minds of HMRC, these days!

Truly sorry to say but, what you've said here, won't come as any surprise to those of us who come across this disgraceful shower, on a daily basis.

I would continue to deal with them on a recorded/registered post delivery basis and, obviously, keep the supporting tracking data.


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