HMRC Sends 12,000 Self Assessment Fines In Error

27 - 04 - 2012

HMRC has sent approximately 12,000 fines in error for late filing of Self Assessment tax returns to people who were told they no longer needed to complete a Self Assessment.

HMRC had asked taxpayers to contact them if they felt they no longer needed to be in the self assessment system. As a result, 130,000 people were taken out of the self-assessment process because their tax bill could be dealt with through PAYE.
Letters were sent in February and March, ahead of new £10 daily fines for non-filing which start on 1 May.

HMRC has apologised for the error.
"We are very sorry and can reassure these customers that we know who they are and that this letter is incorrect - they do not owe a penalty. We are writing to all of them to apologise and to explain this error".
For more information on Self Assessment deadlines and penalties click here.
For help and assistance with your Self Assessment tax return, contact Foremans LLP on 01244 625 500 or click here.






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