I was just wondering whether anyone else has had a few Daily Penalty assessments to appeal, and how you've gotten on?
I've just had a one daily penalty calculation reduced to Nil based on a reasonable excuse. They weren't the most robust of reasonable excuses, but plenty of grovelling, reassurances for the future, no tax losses to the government and mentions of the recession seem to have done the trick. I have a few more I sent back last week that I hope will come back with the same result.
I'm sure they will take a harder line in the future as I seem to recall that these penalties technically stick regardless, but in this first year they seem to be taking a sensible approach.
I hope everyone else is discovering similar.