Member Since: 11th Oct 2000
3rd Jul 2017
Up to now HMRC has been good at 'transmit' but hopeless at 'receive'.
Had it been better at 'receive' we would all have been spared the avoidable inconveniences of, for example
a. the marriage allowance transfer muddle.
b. the class II (non) transfer to SA muddle.
c. the 2016/17 tax calculation muddle.
about which it was warned by all and sundry well in advance.
I hope this old HMRC dog is genuinely trying to re-learn the trick of how to listen. Shame it didn't start sooner.
Yes, the language is awful. How ironic that just as they are remebering how to do 'listen' they are forgetting how to do 'transmit'!!!
Over and out.
19th Jan 2009
I claimed to reduce a client's payments on account via HMRC's website on 7 January. Fortunately, I printed out the page from my browser which confirmed my client's payments on account had been reduced to the chosen amount. As at today 19 January 2009 HMRC's website has still to be updated to reflect the claim.
19th Aug 2008
Could it be a IVA?
A client contacted me the other day to inform me he had a new UTR. I was puzzled by this as I had previously thought a UTR was for life. It turns out HMRC issues a new UTR if a taxpayer goes into an IVA (as my client has done). The old number applies up to the date of the IVA and the new one applies from then onwards.
Might that be the reason?
10th Jan 2005
Even with different legal ownership of the two businesses there could still be problems.
Refer to para 14 of Customs Notice 700/1/02 Should I be registered for VAT.
If there is the risk that the separation could be judged to be artificial the best approach is probably to grasp the nettle, write to Customs and invite them to make a direction from a current date.