With the requirement to report and pay CGT within 30 days of property sales, we find the most difficult part is getting the client's own HMRC account set up. For example, on 3 occasions, when it has come to identifying a client as part of the account set up, HMRC has asked for their Northern Ireland driving licence when they have a UK driving licence. It is quite annoying as they don't have other ways of identying themselves other than the UK licence but it is definitely an NI licence being looked for (which have a different licence number format). Then you are down to trying to answer the credit check questions which, in my experience, clients will usually fail because they can't remember when things happened. I am just wondering if anyone knows the best way to feed this back to HMRC and see if they can deal with the issue of identying the driving licences as NI. Thanks!
11th Jun 2021
Setting up a CGT account and driving licence ID
HMRC thinks our clients have Northern Irish driving licences when they don't!
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