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PAYE under £300 no tax due

PAYE under £300 no tax due

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I note that in all the unpaid tax that HMRC will be asking for they have used an assessing tolerance of £300 - that is if you owe less than £300 you will not get a letter.

Is there not something (either tax law or human rights law) that insists that all are treated fairly by the government? Why should a hard working taxpayer under self assessment who owes less than £300 have to pay it? Should we be going back and sending letters on behalf of all our clients who owed less than £300 on their self assessment (underpaid by £300 -  nothing here to do with the actual total tax due and already paid) asking for the same treatment?

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By MarionMorrison
11th Sep 2010 09:06

Shooting themselves in the foot

Yep - that's a disaster for Revenue PR I'm afraid.  We will all know of cases where an inoffensive Mother Teresa type saint owes £301 and a scumbag owes £299.  Plus it's an abuse of the assessing tolerance principle, namely that it costs the Revenue money to actually go through the reigmarole of assessing, processing and collecting amounts - and to do for £50 is a bit daft.

I'd be almost inclined to try it on for the odd one of our clients under SA.  Isn't there something in the long-forgotten taxpayers charter about treating taxpayers equally?

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By scarletamos
20th Sep 2010 12:15

Cough up!

If you have underpaid the tax, then you should pay accordingly like everybody else.  There is no limit on SOCA reporting or have I missed something?

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By howardwalters
20th Sep 2010 17:18

What has SOCA got to do with this question

 

Scarletamos, I think you have missed something. The original post merely asks whether the self employed should also be officially excused from payment if the unpaid amount is less than £300. Why would that be reportable under SOCA?

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