Member Since: 15th Nov 2012
8th Nov 2018
We are still receiving them. Got a couple this week.
Inexplicably, they now sent two single sided sheets of paper rather than a double sided one.
The environment is clearly not on their list of concerns.
8th Nov 2018
It seems HMRC will only be happy when they have removed us from the loop completely. I mean why would someone need an agent? They have a PTA ..... (cries into cup of tea!!)
27th Sep 2018
The other problem that keeps occurring is that once the SATR has been submitted, HMRC "correct" it for underpaid tax included in the tax code - even though this was an estimate and they now have the actual figures on the return. Reasonably easy to sort out if you get the right person on the phone but a another round of frustration and wasted time nonetheless.
25th Jul 2018
I believe you might be referring to interest on a qualifying loans - in which case helpsheet HS340 might assist you.
16th Jul 2018
I don't hold out much hope of anything changing but yes it is a frustration and a massive waste of time.
A number of clients have received a 17/18 notice of coding with an "estimate of underpaid tax for the year" included.
We have now assembled the self assessment return so know whether or not there is an underpayment and obviously do not include the estimate anywhere on the return. The return is submitted only for us to receive a revised computation a few weeks later where HMRC have amended the calculation to include their estimate!
Then begins the lottery of calling up and hoping you get someone sensible on the phone who can correct it without a 3 month wait.
11th Jul 2018
I have had this problem increasingly over the past few weeks. You are not imagining it.
I often resort to searching for a director and then linking back to the company, which seems to be quicker.
Originally, I thought it was just wanting the whole company name (which itself is annoying) but now it seems to ignore that as you say and give a load of irrelevant entries first.
24th Apr 2018
Ah yes, the estimated income. I am frustrated with the estimates that are included in codes. As mentioned above we have been duly ignoring the mad ones, but then you submit a self assessment return and HMRC tell you it is wrong, amend it and reintroduce a restriction for an estimated underpayment, even though you have just submitted a return with the ACTUAL figures on it.
Grrrrr! It does not get any better.
7th Mar 2018
It is very frustrating.
I recently received an email (general enquiry, nothing pressing) at 5.15pm, having left the office at lunchtime, the client received an automated response to say to had been received. Whilst I was drafting a response at 9.15am the next day, I received a shirty follow up email from him asking why "it took SO BLOODY LONG to get any response".
Unreasonable, but as some have already said, we live in a society where people think they are the only one that matters and if they need something it should be done NOW.
1st Mar 2018
As the others were suggesting, you swap both names at the same time.
Company A changes name to Company B
Company B changes name to Company A
Then dissolve the one you don't want. It is a set of paperwork for each company but hardly onerous.
You don't need to wait for the name to be available as it is now the name of the company you want to use it for.
We have sent both set of paperwork to Companies House drawing attention to the fact that they need to be processed at the same time and never had an issue.
28th Feb 2018
Were you registered to get child benefit if you were looking after the children?
In that case, national insurance class 3 credit could apply.
Also, you can apply to have the credits transferred if your wife received them but didn't need them.