Most amazing HMRC screw up award

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May i start wthe ball rolling with a "Self Assessment; Late partnership tax return Notice of penaly assessment":

Issued to ...

... wait for it ...

... XYZ Limited

As they say, the clue's in the name!

You couldn't make it up, priceless! 

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taxhound's picture

Have fun

taxhound | | Permalink

Appealing against that one!

Paula Sparrow's picture

But.....

Paula Sparrow | | Permalink

Is this company a member of an LLP?  Each member of the LLP would still be liable to the late filing penalty for the Partnership Return, even if that member was a Limited company.

Old Greying Accountant's picture

It was client

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

gets me to set up a company for him and then registers, I think as a partnership, but using limited company name!

I should have realised when I saw the Class 2 going out the bank.

Sent him a 64-8 and drafted an appeal letter, hopefully won't be too hard to sort, have to say the agent priority guys were good telling me where to send what stuff - here's hoping they were right - time will reveal all!

Paula Sparrow's picture

Clients...don't you just love them!    1 thanks

Paula Sparrow | | Permalink

Couldn't eat a whole one though!

entry 2

zeofiles | | Permalink

 

Client receives a file demand in feb 2012 for penalties for non-submission of 2010 P11d's

we have written on 3 previous occasions with confirmation that filed online together with copy of email correspondence.

Is this enough to win a prize?  Maybe not

Well, given that the demand was received in Feb 2012, we actually had a letter from HMRC in November 2011 confirming our appeal was successful and that the penalty had been removed.

Entry 3

zeofiles | | Permalink

 

Don’t know if this qualifies for a screw-up or is just plain incompetence.

Client has just completed a 30 month enquiry, where the total amount identified by HMRC amounted to ...........  £191.

Even more galling is that this liability was due to interest on late payment of S.419, something we acknowledged in our first response to the inspector.

30 months for £191 - can we have a new award for wasting tax payer’s money??

how did you really know?

david5541 | | Permalink

9 times out of 10 now HMRC are so pleased to write to (and upset) "the customer"/your client but forget about writing to you as well!

average phone call:

"i got this letter from the tax man saying my teax return is late why have n't you filed it" 9 times out of 10 you will have but you didnt get the letter only them.

 

apparently this is "good customer service"???????!!!!!

yes a waste of david hartnetts bonus pot

david5541 | | Permalink

[quote=zeofiles]

 

Don’t know if this qualifies for a screw-up or is just plain incompetence.

Client has just completed a 30 month enquiry, where the total amount identified by HMRC amounted to ...........  £191.

Even more galling is that this liability was due to interest on late payment of S.419, something we acknowledged in our first response to the inspector.

30 months for £191 - can we have a new award for wasting tax payer’s money??

real cockup but maybe it was your good work, we get paye checks with that sort of result!

Credit where credit is due

zeofiles | | Permalink

@david5541

Whilst i would love to sit here and take the credit, unfortunately this was a case where the two inspectors just didn't have a clue what they were doing.

They asked the same questions, and for the same information, over and over again.  Whilst i know construction isnt the most straight forward of industries, having to explain what applications are three times is takinf the micky a little!

All i can say is i'm glad the client had fee insurance.

CGT Marching Rules

Chris Wise | | Permalink

I have just seen an enquiry letter where the inspector is asking us to confirm the dates of acquisition and disposal of shares on a CGT comp, because some of the acquisition dates are after the disposal dates, albeit by  only a few days!!

You couldn't make it up.

 

As for fee insurance humph!" we have another enquiry ongoing under discovery wher the inspector wants to see the company bank statements to veryify that some income paid in the directors own name but proper tot he company was included in the company accounts. We've already told him it was done as an accounting entry so the bank statements will prove zip.

 

cgt/stamp duty

david5541 | | Permalink

Chris Wise wrote:

I have just seen an enquiry letter where the inspector is asking us to confirm the dates of acquisition and disposal of shares on a CGT comp, because some of the acquisition dates are after the disposal dates, albeit by  only a few days!!

You couldn't make it up.

 

As for fee insurance humph!" we have another enquiry ongoing under discovery wher the inspector wants to see the company bank statements to veryify that some income paid in the directors own name but proper tot he company was included in the company accounts. We've already told him it was done as an accounting entry so the bank statements will prove zip.

 

perish the thought but I know for a fact hmrc are using land registry record to generate enqiries and the new stamp duty rule for transfers overseas will be  a windfall from hmrc's land registry "serchers"

not log now before no insurance company will be selling new enquiry fee protection insurance  policies!

 

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