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Have HMRC gone away?

Have HMRC gone away?

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I wrote to HMRC, Blencathra House, Whitehaven on 8 October 2010 appealing against a CIS Penalty. Yesterday (10/11/10), Royal Mail delivered my letter back marked "We were unable to deliver this item because addressee gone away". Is this true?

Oddly, I received another penalty yesterday for the same client from Blencathra House, Whitehaven.

Is this a Royal Mail error or have HMRC finally gone away?

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By bernard michael bayly
11th Nov 2010 10:09

HMRC gone away

You wish! I can't trace them in my list what is the office reference number?

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By Euan MacLennan
11th Nov 2010 10:33

They might have gone away

Google revealed this.

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By Briar
11th Nov 2010 10:35

Office Number is 783

Office reference numbere is 783

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By Briar
11th Nov 2010 10:51

Forwarding Address

HMRC are still sending out notices with Blencathra House address. If they have indeed moved, could they just be using up old stationery?

Maybe they haven't left a mail redirection instruction with Royal Mail (due to not having enough money to pay!)?

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By bernard michael bayly
11th Nov 2010 12:18

HMRC

My tax system shows the following, which therefore sounds as if it is a Royal Mail mistake

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Tax office telephone number 0845 3000 62

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By bernard michael bayly
11th Nov 2010 12:21

HMRC

Sorry it got eradicted by mistake - here it is

Blencathra House, Queens Dock, Tangier Street, Whitehavne, Cumbria, CA28 7UW 0845 3000 627

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By spike418
11th Nov 2010 13:36

Yes they have .........

.............. and it's frustrating to say the least that penalty notices, incorrect ones at that, are still being issued from that address after they have done an Elvis and left the building! It beggars belief that no post forwarding mechanism was put in place, but should we expect any different in this day and age?

Here is the new address to contact HMRC re stuff previously dealt with at Whitehaven. 

North East Metropolitan Area

 

 

 Fountain Court119 Grange RoadMiddlesboroughTS1 2XA

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By adam.arca
11th Nov 2010 15:51

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This happened earlier this year when W Lancs / W Cheshire employers unit at Leigh moved to Bootle.

We also had post (nothing important, only P11D submissions!) returned as "Gone away." Is it really beyond HMRC to have a central office which sorts out postal redirections (or why not just pay for redirection)?

And, yes, notices and correspondence continued to be issued with the old address.

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By Briar
18th Nov 2010 11:28

Another one!

I have just received another returned package "Addressee Gone Away" - this time from West Lancs & West Cheshire, in Leigh, Lancashire. The agents helpline advised me to send it to Ipswich. Very frustrating as the package contained a Tax Return for 2010-11 for a deceased client and the estate is due a refund.

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By Briar
30th Nov 2010 10:51

Royal Mail say that it was on HMRC instructions

Following my first post, I complained to Royal Mail. They have now replied by letter and informed me that "The Delivery Office manager has spoken with the Delivery Officer [postman?] and he has stated that all the mail at that time was being returned to sender with the instruction from HMRC. There is now a redirection in place."

Whenever I have moved house or moved office, I have always made sure that mail is redirected. It's such a basic thing thing to do. 

Has the management of HMRC gone from bad to worse?

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