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HMRC very on the ball re unpaid CT?

HMRC very on the ball re unpaid CT?

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Client owed corporation tax on 1st January, has paid half, and will pay the other half soon. Normally this would have generated one or two grumpy chaser letters by now but not much more. We have a letter dated 27th January passing it over to debt collection already! Is this becoming normal?

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By stratty
06th Feb 2014 13:57

Standard Practice

HMRC have generally become a lot more aggressive with the collection of all outstanding debts.

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By Monsoon
05th Feb 2014 12:44

True, I've just never seen it this quick in practice. Some people are still getting chased at a much more leisurely pace, hence my question.

 

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By bernard michael
05th Feb 2014 14:34

You would have been better off getting a time to pay arrangement in place first

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By Monsoon
05th Feb 2014 14:43

Tried that. HMRC weren't having any of it. They were only after an extra month to pay!

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By BKD
05th Feb 2014 15:08

You would have been better ...

... not filing the CT600 until it was due

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By Monsoon
05th Feb 2014 15:20

That's my normal MO

BKD wrote:

... not filing the CT600 until it was due

That's my normal MO. This is a bookkeeping only client - CT filing outside of my control :)

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By The Innkeeper
05th Feb 2014 15:10

@bkd

spot on

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By brianscholar
06th Feb 2014 13:17

HMRC on the ball re unpaid CT.

We haven't had such problems yet but (to BKD)  surely it doesn't matter if you file CT return early, the tax is only due 9 months after y/e.

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By Old Greying Accountant
06th Feb 2014 13:21

Yes but ...

... if they don't know how much, they can't collect it, so you have a 3 month window of interest only, which is a darn sight cheaper than a bank.

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By Monsoon
07th Feb 2014 10:06

Exactly!

Old Greying Accountant wrote:

... if they don't know how much, they can't collect it, so you have a 3 month window of interest only, which is a darn sight cheaper than a bank.

 

Exactly, precisely, and most importantly HMRC won't send mean letters!

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By Old Greying Accountant
08th Feb 2014 00:10

or ...

... intimidating phone calls

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By Monsoon
08th Feb 2014 03:30

Eek

Old Greying Accountant wrote:

... intimidating phone calls


Quite. I never give HMRC my clients' phone numbers if I can help it!
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By The Minion
10th Feb 2014 12:24

agree entirely with all of that, and

one of our clients has just had a very intimidatory telephone conversation with HMRC debt management.

 

They refuse to talk to us unless client is present and hands the phone across to us after she has given the all clear to them to talk to us.

the tax isnt actually due but DMU wont discuss this with us, so we have had to talk to the (very helpful and patient) inspector, who has agreed to explain in words of one syllable why the tax isnt due.

 

DMU haven't looked a the client folder to see that there is an over payment setting off against the liability, which we could have explained to them if they had been prepared to talk to us....

 

But i agree don't file until you need to.

 

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By hiu612
10th Feb 2014 12:30

time to pay

If you asked for time to pay, were refused, and took it anyway, that's probably why they are so quick off the mark chasing the debt.

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By hiu612
10th Feb 2014 12:30

time to pay

If you asked for time to pay, were refused, and took it anyway, that's probably why they are so quick off the mark chasing the debt.

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By Mathswizard
11th Feb 2014 10:15

AAM

Try the Agent Account Manager team - they are all fully up to speed on all aspects of tax, you can actually have an intelligent conversation with them and they are very helpful, particularly if you feel an individual is being unreasonable.

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