I have been assisting a client with a CIS enquiry from HMRC. The CIS tax has been agreed and settled but there has been some additional correspondence regarding penalties, and the latest letter was received today.
With the Inspector's letter for my client there were also four other letters addressed to non-clients! This leaves me with a couple of issues that I am having difficulty dealing with.
First, what to do with the correspondence? I think that my choices are: 1) return it to HMRC; 2) send it onto the correct recipients. I am undecided which of these options is the most appropriate. Whichever of these I do, should I notify the other party/parties what has happened? Do you have any thoughts on this?
Second, I am mindful that HMRC is in breach of its own confidentiality rules (and, possibly, GDPR, although I seem to recall there is some 'get out clause' for Government Departments). Is this something that I should be reporting to somebody and, if so, to whom?
Looking forward to hearing opinions.