I had a client come to me, hadn't filed in over five years, he is a self-employed plumber. It was a mess but I put together what I could and submitted all returns.
The tax estimates / determinations were excessive to say the least, over £17k in one year, when submitted the tax bills averaged £5k-£6k so were a lot lower. I am just off the phone from the helpline and have been told that although the returns have now been received they will not adjust the tax liability from the estimated position as they are too late?! I said their estimations were wildly inaccurate as what kind of self-employed plumber has a £17k tax liability? and the response was the determinations are set high to encourage people to file the returns. He said I should write a letter which I will as this is every shade of wrong even allowing for my clients non-filing history.
Help, any suggestions or experience of this nature?
Thanks in advance