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Is there an issue with HMRC & Scottish taxpayers?

Amended tax calculations being sent out for Scottish taxpayers

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Since the New Year we have come in to a lot of amended tax caluclations - at least 8 so far. The only thing HMRC has changed is to switch them from being taxed at Scottish rates, to the rates applicable to the rest of the UK.

In all cases we have submitted the return correctly, ticked the box in the software to indicate a Scottish tax payer, and the calcualtion has calculated the tax correctly. The address in all cases has been in Scotland and there has been nothing on the return to indicate they have been elsewhere. 

I'm waiting on a call back about one of them, but before I go ahead wasting time calling about them all I was wondeirng if anyone else had noticed an issue?

Hope this isn't going to be a common thing as 99.9% of our clients are Scottish taxpayers. :(

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08th Jan 2019 16:00

I have only 3 scottish taxpayers.

But two such like letters. I think in one of the cases I had not ticked scottish.

No difference in the comp of course.

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08th Jan 2019 22:32

Message on HMRC Agent Forum yesterday:

SA19 04 - Reclassification of Scottish taxpayers to English
07/01/2019 10:29:58
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Hi

A (Scottish) member has reported to us that they have received a number of tax calculations re-designating, incorrectly, previously lodged Scottish Tax Payers as UK Tax Payers. We understand that HMRC are aware and hope to have it fixed within the next few days. In the meantime our member has been told to keep these computations to the side and check again next week to see if they have been corrected.

If this is the correct approach, we will share it wider with members in our weekly update email.

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to Paul D Utherone
09th Jan 2019 09:52

Thanks Paul.

I'll put them aside for now and check back next week. I've got complete faith in HMRC's IT abilities so no doubt it will be all sorted by then...

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to Paul D Utherone
09th Jan 2019 10:36

Paul D Utherone wrote:

......re-designating, incorrectly, previously lodged Scottish Tax Payers as UK Tax Payers.

So HMRC think that Scotland is no longer in the UK?

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to SteLacca
09th Jan 2019 11:21

Certainly looks like it. At least it might stop the SNP prattling on about independence...

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