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HMRC’s approach to deadlines clarified Publication date: 28.05.2020
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HMRC’s approach to deadlines clarified..Too late? Deadlines are a key part of the tax system and there’s often a financial penalty for lateness. However, the rules allow some leeway if you have a “reasonable excuse” for missing a deadline for payment or submitting a document. With this in mind HMRC has issued guidance on when it will accept...
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Acceptable reasons for not paying your VAT on time Publication date: 03.03.2020
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You were late with your VAT payment because your bookkeeper was ill. HMRC will automatically issue a penalty notice. The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) recently ruled on whether reliance on a third party was a reasonable excuse for the late payment. What did it find?
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HMRC hammered by tribunal over penalties Publication date: 28.03.2019
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HMRC hammered by tribunal over penalties..Late tax return. HMRC issued fines to Mr Pokorowski (P) for submitting his tax return late despite a serious illness resulting in him becoming homeless and then resident in a hostel. HMRC said this was not a valid excuse for the late returns. P appealed to the First-tier Tribunal. In cancelling the fines the...
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HMRC misleads taxpayers about appeals Publication date: 27.09.2018
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A taxpayer appealed against a penalty for submitting her tax return late. HMRC and the First-tier Tribunal agreed that she didn’t have a reasonable excuse for this. However, the judge decided to reduce the fine. What’s the full story?
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Were you late for a good reason? Publication date: 05.02.2018
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Were you late for a good reason?..Amusing epic fails. HMRC recently released a short tongue-in-cheek video showing a few of the lamest excuses it’s been given for missing the self-assessment deadline. The pick of the bunch was the taxpayer who tried to wriggle out of the late filing penalty by claiming “my partner’s been seeing aliens and won’t...
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What’s a “reasonable excuse” for paying your tax late? Publication date: 05.02.2018
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In 2017 the First-tier Tribunal turned down an appeal against a penalty for late payment of tax, despite criticising HMRC’s hackneyed argument as wrong. How can the judge’s comments help you counter penalties in similar situations?
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Paying for employees’ mistakes Publication date: 16.05.2017
Article database » Penalties » Careless or deliberate
There can be times when the Taxman holds you responsible for mistakes your employees make. An important case at the First-tier Tribunal recently considered the consequences of just this point. So how can you protect yourself?
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