We have clients who have been exempted from MTD and received letters a month ago. Clients are now ringing me saying that HMRC have written and said they have missed a deadlne for filing under MTD. The letter does not mention that if you are Exempt then the letter should be disregarded. Interestingly at the time of filing one clients VAT account was suspended due to an address change and so would be unable to file in any event.
I am wondering why standards at HMRC seem to have fallen so far, usually standard letters are thought through carefully. In the case of MTD the procoess seems to have been rushed through, not adequately tried and tested and then taxpayers have been hounded into submission so that the cost of the initiative is justified. I would be interested now we are past the filing date to hear your views. I am hoping that if you are pro MTD or anti MTD the way HMRC has handled this initiative is correct.
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