£3200 Self Assessment fines although i was on PAYE scheme

Hi, I was working for a company until early this year when they folded.  I was a sales director ad was o an annual directors PAYE scheme.

I'd been receiving letters from HMRC since about 3 years ago requesting self assessment to be completed, so I queried these to the accountant at our company and he said to contact HMRC and to tell them that I was on a PAYE scheme, and I duly did this.

About a month ago I had a collection agency call on me on behalf of HMRC so I called HMRC to query this and was told that they needed the returns completed.  I downloaded the forms, completed the returns and sent them off; I owed no tax for any of the years.  However HMRC are still demanding that I pay the fines and interest.

I am at a loss, since I was on the understanding that we had correctly provided returns via PAYE.  Can anyone give me some advice please?

 

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Pay up

James Reeves |
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Appeal

the_Poacher |

certainly dont pay

carnmores |
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If HMRC serve you with a

johngroganjga |
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Not convinced

the_Poacher |

Of course HMRC have a legal

johngroganjga |
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John's is the best advice above

petersaxton |
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it depends what was said by HMRC to the OP

carnmores |
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Appeal

andy.partridge |
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PAYE

jonmillar |

Appealing is good

petersaxton |
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m.p

Tosie |

Not mad

James Reeves |
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James

Tosie |

PAYE penalties

Julian Stafford |
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Appeal asap

nigelburge |
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Same position

mhtax |