Thought I might share this good news story re a young lad who came to see us in July.
He was a CIS sub-contractor who was due significant refunds for the last 4 years but because he hadn't done his SATRs for 4 years his fines significantly outweighed his refunds. I put a post up here in July (17th) requesting best way to proceed. We prepared the appeal for him but got hime to write it out in his own handwriting basically pleading that he had been confused by HMRC's online services, couldn't understand the fines because he thought tax was aready being reported and deducted by the contractors and apologising very sincerely for his errors; also that he was now using an accountant and it wouldn't happen again.
4 months later the fines have been cancelled and he has received 4 years of rebates.
Thank you for the advice some of you kindly gave back in July.