HMRC has announced that those who were incorrectly sent penalty notices despite filing their 2006/07 PAYE returns online will not have to appeal against them.
It says that it has now identified the particular employers who were sent a penalty notice by mistake. The error is confined to online returns and mostly affects those sent to HMRC on 17 May.
The penalties will be cancelled centrally and HMRC says that it is writing to each employer affected to confirm this and to apologise. The current postal difficulties may mean receipt of these letters may be delayed.
Affected employers will know from their online receipt if their return was made by 28 May. If it was there is no need to take any action by way of an appeal or otherwise.
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