Late filing penalties for filed returns

Anyone else getting plate penalties for filed returns

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We are getting lots of penalties where returns were filed on  time, some as far back as November,

We have our system IRMark respose in IRIS and the HMRC email saying it has been sucessfully filed.

This is bad enough, the penalties are dated 13/02, received this week, one today 14/03, on day 30.

Roll on MTD! 

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By Paul Crowley
14th Mar 2024 17:51

MTD just means 5 times the number of penalties, or maybe 9 times
Good news is that FHL is not needed to be shown separately, saving 4 more late filing penalties per year.

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the sea otter
By memyself-eye
14th Mar 2024 18:14

HMRC or Companies house?

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By BIGWAL
14th Mar 2024 18:17

Had 3 arrive in the post today

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
15th Mar 2024 09:12

Are they stuck unprocessed at HMRC's end?

I dont know if you check they go through - we do in Jan and normally there are several that are unprocessed. The bulk of these tend to be transfers of marriage allowance that the client didnt tell us about so not on the return.

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By Cathy Milligan
18th Mar 2024 16:25

Hi,
How can you tell if a return is still to be processed?

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By Alison Pyatt
18th Mar 2024 10:40

Yes we have received one so far - but on calling HMRC they said their system had flagged it and they removed the penalty whilst on the phone.

Whether it would have been removed without the phone call I do not know....

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By Nebs
18th Mar 2024 10:44

Don't forget to send them a bill for your time in checking the position, reassuring your client that all is well, appealing, follow up letters to the appeal every month for the next 6 months, and checking that the matter is finally resolved.

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By Alison Pyatt
18th Mar 2024 11:48

Yes we have received one so far - but on calling HMRC they said their system had flagged it and they removed the penalty whilst on the phone.

Whether it would have been removed without the phone call I do not know....

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By Retrocanary
20th Mar 2024 11:45

We have had one regarding a Partnership return ongoing for a while. Think we're on our 4th round back and forth where HMRC reject the appeal, despite us having the receipt on our software with HMRC's IRmark, and the e-mail receipt, AND having subsequently submitted a paper return which they initially told us would be an accepted resolution to the matter.

On my last letter, I asked them to outline an escalation process if they reject it again, as it just seems that nobody is actually looking at the evidence or correspondance at all, and are simply parroting what the system tells them to.

I also had a particularly heated phone call with HMRC in which the adviser insisted on repeating technical jargon relating to their system that doesn't mean anything to anyone other than an employee of HMRC. He kept telling me he was unable to advise anything as he could see the return was there, but that it was "unlocked".

It's been at least a month since I sent that letter. Meanwhile, interest is being applied to the penalty.

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