HOW TO CLAIM HISTORICAL EMPLOYMENT ALLOWANCE

HOW TO CLAIM EMPLOYMENT ALLOWANCE FOR THE PAST FOUR TAX YEARS

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Dear All, I am trying to claim employment allowance for the previous four years which I have confirmed that I am entitled to (spoke to the HMRC).  What I am struggling to get from them (HMRC, that is), is the HOW to make the claim.  No one at HMRC that I have spoken to seems to know how I can process the said claim.  Kindly help as you can.  Much appreciation in advance.

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By David Ex
05th Oct 2023 11:02

You never responded to or acknowledged responses last time you asked this.

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/how-to-claim-historical-empl...

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By lionofludesch
05th Oct 2023 17:43

David Ex wrote:

You never responded to or acknowledged responses last time you asked this.

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/how-to-claim-historical-empl...

I noticed that, too. I've nothing to add to the advice in the earlier thread.

Just wondering why the OP has asked again.

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By Patmosbuz
06th Oct 2023 11:13

David,

Appreciate your responses (both now and earlier). I have been dealing with some personal circumstances which meant that I was not able to follow up on this matter as adequately as I used have.

Regards.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
05th Oct 2023 13:01

HMRC seem weak on EA - I've just come across a one-man-band company director / shareholder with no other employees whatsoever who evidently ticked the box in his payroll software 2022/23 to say his company qualified for EA. HMRC granted the EA without questioning the matter.

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By Justin Bryant
05th Oct 2023 14:16

But have you warned him about the high risk of being prosecuted for tax fraud by HMRC? (That's what seems to concern a certain sparpling person here most of all.)

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
05th Oct 2023 14:34

I'm at draft accounts stage, so no (not yet).

I've been trying to decide whether to file a report. I'm not sure how necessary that is in a case where it should be apparent to HMRC that there were no other employees, therefore no EA entitlement. Client operates his own payroll, btw.

At the risk of sparpling, there are other major reportable (VAT) issues so EA is just grist to the mill.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
05th Oct 2023 14:36

Patmozbus, have you thought about writing to HMRC? Post two letters, a few days apart, and send by recorded delivery.

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By Patmosbuz
06th Oct 2023 11:16

Clueless,

I like this suggestion.

Regards.

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By Justin Bryant
05th Oct 2023 15:56

I was being facetious and you've obviously not read the other tax fraud prosecution risk thread comments today. I note this bloke seems to agree with me that that risk re stuff like the above (and in the other thread today) is basically nil in practice:

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/community/blogs/the-imprudent-accountant...

Yet that bloke doesn't get hounded by idiot trolls like that below for some reason.

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By stepurhan
05th Oct 2023 15:28

Justin Bryant wrote:

But have you warned him about the high risk of being prosecuted for tax fraud by HMRC? (That's what seems to concern a certain sparpling person here most of all.)

To repeat what I said in the other thread, the how high the risk of being prosecuted by HMRC is completely irrelevant. What matters is that we shouldn't advise clients to undertake dodgy transactions regardless of whether they will be caught.

It really is beginning to sound like you advise clients to do whatever they like on the basis they are unlikely to be caught. I'm assuming that isn't the case, but you're really giving that impression by harping on about this so much. Not a very professional stance to take.

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