Have submitted a SATR for a small CIS subbie on 6th April with c £2k repayment to come to our Co's client bank account and have been chasing HMRC for this repayment for the last 3 months now.
HMRC have chosen the repayment for additional security checks and initially provided a deadline when this should be released for payment of early June. When called them in early June they extended the deadline till today. When calling today, the "very helpful" staff member Benjamin tells me that "they have found something, and the deadline is now 16 August". When asked to speak to his manager it turns out that the note on HMRC's system states simply that "checks require more time. Should be processed by 16/8" and nothing about HMRC findings etc. The so called HMRC advisor just interpreted the note in his own way. Some people are jobsworth!
The subbie's return is crystal clean as he does all the work for the same contractor for whom I run the payroll so all number tally to the penny. What can HMRC be checking there for almost 3 months?