Subbie 1 – filed his 2011 S.A. return 7 months late in August 2012, tax repayment withheld pending a £1,300 penalty. I appealed on the grounds of personal issues, lost CIS statements, periods of unemployment, life in turmoil and the inability to cope with the additional stresses caused by this recession. Appeal accepted and repayment issued.
Subbie 2 - also filed his 2011 S.A. return 7 months late in August 2012, tax repayment withheld pending an £800 penalty. I appealed on similar valid grounds to same S.A. office in Cardiff. Appeal rejected, standard letter offering an ‘independent’ review or right to appeal to a tax tribunal. Tax repayment issued minus £800.
‘Independent review’ – I have little faith in this.
Instead I was going to write to the ‘customer advisor’ who rejected my appeal and ask him to reconsider upon the grounds that my client has not been treated equally under the Taxes Act and cite the above examples.
The ‘rejector’ is a ‘customer advisor’ whereas the ‘acceptor’ is an ‘assistant officer’ ………….seems like you are worse off when HMRC treats you as a customer !
I may also send him this link because ‘Dave’ agrees with me……
Do any readers have any better ideas? Thank you in advance for your responses.