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The rumour mill recently churned out a piece of information relating to HMRC delaying SA302’s and the release of overviews, which circulated round the Any Answers forum of AccountingWEB:
“Just heard a rumor that HMRC are delaying printing of SA302's and overviews,” commented AccountingWEB member johnjenkins. “[They] want to check the validity of grants received before allowing SA302's and overviews to be printed if the fourth grant has been claimed.”
The story was cited as originating from “someone in Halifax and a colleague”. While this might not be the typical source for information on HMRC policy, there is a hold up with processing self assessment returns.
Reasons for delays
HMRC told AccountingWEB that a number of taxpayers have experienced a delay in the processing of their 2020/21 self assessment returns. It said the issue happens when returns don’t show details of the SEISS grants correctly or the information does not match HMRC’s records.
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