Company year end 28 Feb 2011 filing problems | AccountingWEB

Company year end 28 Feb 2011 filing problems


I tried filing my company year end returns using the pdf method but the HMRC part wouldn't accept it, complaining about the date.

The company year end is 28th Feb 2011 and I am wondering if the fact that in 2012 it's a leap year that HMRC threw a wobbly?

The Companies House part went through no problems so it's definitely the HMRC computers giving the problem.


Has anyone else seen this problem? (The HMRC claim "they are not aware of any problems of this nature").


I contacted the help line and they said to send in the return on paper, which I did (in fact I faxed it, even better).


But now they won't accept it and want to impose a  £100 fine which I think is a bit rich considering I followed their instructions and it's their own fault. So I will of course appeal the fine. But any other experiences along the same lines would be useful backup material for the appeal.

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I think HMRC expect two

dennisavery |

good tip for 2012 but I was having trouble with 2011!

a_q |

what exactly did the error message say ?

daveforbes |
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Something about the date being too late?

a_q |


Mouse007 |
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