Bit more of a rant than just a question...
So I have had a client excitedly telling me that their mortgage broker says that we can now produce a "Tax Calculation and Tax Year Overview" rather than getting the SA302s sent out by HMRC.
I was sceptical as I'd been on the thread here a couple of weeks ago. Sure enough, HMRC's pdf of instructions that the advisor had sent via the client didn't work, as we (along with I suspect many fellow agents) don't use the HMRC software to file returns. So, we are sitll phoning HMRC for the damned 302s. I must admit I took a guilty pleasure in sending the client (and the advisor) a reply pointing this out in a 'welcome to my world' style.
As this is Any Answers, here are some questions:
- How long before HMRC notice that their wonderful new wheeze, agreed with the lenders, isn't making the dent in the demands on HMRC call staff for SA302s that they have no doubt predicted?
- How many fellow practitioners out there do regularly use the HMRC software?