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Does my client receive a SA bill?

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Firstly, sorry if this is a daft question!

I have recently filed a SA return for a client - it's only the second one I have done as an agent, I'm rather new to this. They are expecting to hear from HMRC with a bill and explanation of how to pay. Does this happen? According to HMRC website, "a bill will be issued by post if a paper return is done". The first return I completed online for another client resulted in a bill being issued to me as their agent, and the client, about a week after I competed it. 

If they don't receive a bill, how do they pay? Do I have to share the HMRC bank details etc with the client? As all the details of what's owed and how to pay are on my agent HMRC login.

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By gainsborough
27th Jun 2020 13:28

They will usually get a statement if return submitted in sufficient time before July/January due date. However, I would direct client to HMRC web page giving details on how to pay just on case they don't receive anything: https://www.gov.uk/pay-self-assessment-tax-bill and tell them they will need their UTR details. (EDIT: I assume you are giving details of tax liabilities and due dates in your cover letter/email)?

Don't forget they can opt to defer July POA until January if they wish to due to Covid-19.

Hope the rest of the tax season goes well for you.

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By marysprads
27th Jun 2020 13:40

Thank you for your reply. Yes, I am clear in my cover letter about the liabilities and due dates, however the client was expecting to hear from HMRC directly. Although the tax is not sue until Jan 21, so maybe they would receive a statement nearer the time.
She is keen to pay and get it done with!

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By Paul Crowley
27th Jun 2020 13:50

Client gets nothing until 30 days before payday

But nothing to stop her paying now
See below and above

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By Paul Crowley
27th Jun 2020 13:46

Client should be informed of liability and date.
I get lots every year claiming not to get the Jan statement, so do not rely upon it.

Client can Google 'how do I pay my tax bill'
Pay by debit card
Needs UTR and amount to pay
Check UTR three times as UTR owner gets his tax paid, no name check carried out by HMRC

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By SXGuy
27th Jun 2020 14:45

Don't make the mistake of ever relying on hmrc sending any statements, bills, reminders etc. It can be hit and miss each year.

To cover yourself, always advise clients of due dates, amounts due and how to pay.

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By Paul Crowley
27th Jun 2020 14:58

Agreed
Husband and wife
One received other did not

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By Matrix
27th Jun 2020 14:56

I send the amount, due date, reference and a link on how to pay for all tax payments. So, for personal tax include the UTR followed by k on the email and a link to the payment page.

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By lionofludesch
27th Jun 2020 16:45

I got one last week.

Well, it's not a bill. More a statement with a payslip.

They did say earlier this year that they were going to stop sending them so I was a bit surprised to get one.

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By Homeworker
29th Jun 2020 09:55

lionofludesch wrote:

I got one last week.

Well, it's not a bill. More a statement with a payslip.

They did say earlier this year that they were going to stop sending them so I was a bit surprised to get one.


Yes, I saw something saying they would not be sending them this July but I have already had a couple of clients who have received statements automatically deferring payment to next January!
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