Is it worth taking penalty appeals to First Tier Tax Tribunal?

New client came to us as previous agent had stopped answering calls & correpondence and seems to have "vanished".  All HMRC correspondence went to previous agent and client thought all matters were up to date which turns out now not to be the case.  CT600s have gone in albeit late (they were before client came to us) and some fairly hefty penalties have arisen.  An appeal stating the client's plight has gone to HMRC which after a second review has been rejected with the only option being for the matter to be heard at the first tier tax tribunal.  Has anyone taken such a matter to first tier tax tribunal or is this just a waste of time as HMRC's decision to reject the appeal is based on legislation which is clear cut?  

 

 

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Tribunal Appeal

leshoward |
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this may help

stephenkendrew |

The penalty could also be

uktaxpal |

Odds could be better than 50:50 - just

John Stokdyk |
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appeals

The Black Knight |

Don't forget though...

taxhound |
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Tribunal Appeal

leshoward |
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Penalty Notices, check for errors, reduction of penalties

pjlevi |
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Thanks for all comments but

Branski |

Why would you not want to attend?

pjlevi |
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One point you might want to

Anthony123 |

Thanks for the further helpful comments which are duly noted..

Branski |