Something close to my heart, fair treatment by HMRC


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Robin

I agree with Adrian that the petitioner might have more credibility if
he had revealed how many previous VAT returns
and/or payments had been late in order to generate that surcharge.

And do you want small businessses to be able to help themselves to loans
from other taxpayers? Without such surcharges for late payments of VAT
(and PAYE) businesses can just treat HMRC as the bank that *can't* say
no 'cos they don't get asked.
 
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Fredxxx

I agree with Adrian that the petitioner might have more credibility if
he had revealed how many previous VAT returns
and/or payments had been late in order to generate that surcharge.

And do you want small businessses to be able to help themselves to loans
from other taxpayers? Without such surcharges for late payments of VAT
(and PAYE) businesses can just treat HMRC as the bank that *can't* say
no 'cos they don't get asked.
I am happy for interest to be payable, as the government seems happy to
borrow money.

What annoys me if the error is the other way round there isn't so much
of an apology in return.

I recall only a year or so ago when an elderly relative in her 70's
received a tax bill for £7,000. In reality she had overpaid by £2,000.

I would hope you agree that such behaviour one way should not be treated
so extraordinarily different to if she owed HMRC £9,000.
 
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Fredxxx

I agree with Adrian that the petitioner might have more credibility if
he had revealed how many previous VAT returns
and/or payments had been late in order to generate that surcharge.

And do you want small businessses to be able to help themselves to loans
from other taxpayers? Without such surcharges for late payments of VAT
(and PAYE) businesses can just treat HMRC as the bank that *can't* say
no 'cos they don't get asked.
Do you really think it is OK for me to have just sat on the phone for 43
minutes to HMRC to correct a small error.

Would HMRC accept the reverse situation?
 

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