I need some good advice with this situation
Today I received a self assessment statement stating I owe £300 in late filing penalties dating back to 2014!
Which I thought at first could not be right as I was employed during all the dates listed! so I called HMRC, the gentleman was not very helpful and quite sarcastic with me to start, he told me that in 2014 I was given a tax refund which was too much, so they sent letters to me telling me this, they were sending letters to an address I no longer lived at so natuarlly i didn't know and the amount was never repaid. I didn't know until speaking with this man at HMRC today that I have to inform them when I move, I'll take that as I genuinely wasn't aware I had to do this, I thought that was all settled between the accountants at the companies I worked for.
so year after year since 2014 they've been adding on another £100 so I now owe £300 and the original refund amount of £95.60 - £395.60
he said he'll send to me via post all of my employment history and tax history covering this time period, I don't understand how that's going to help me but he said I can contest the fines but I have to give a "bloody good reason"
the kicker of all of this is that the letter I received today is dated November 29th 2018!
So what on earth can I do with this?
Thank you in advance for any advice and help!