Something close to my heart, fair treatment by HMRC

Discussion in 'UK Accountancy' started by Fredxxx, Apr 28, 2014.

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    Fredxxx Guest

    Fredxxx, Apr 28, 2014
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    Robin Guest

    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.
     
    Robin, Apr 28, 2014
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    Fredxxx Guest

    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.
     
    Fredxxx, Apr 29, 2014
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    Fredxxx Guest

    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?
     
    Fredxxx, Apr 30, 2014
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