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[28 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on HMRC System Borked | ]
HMRC System Borked

Late on Thursday 23 Jun 2016, we tried to submit a number of Coporation Tax returns for clients. The data went in (apparently), but the normal response did not come back. We tried again early on Friday with the same blank result.

According to Acorah, our software supplier, this issue (experienced by many accountants) was raised with HMRC on Friday, and whilst the data has arrived on the HMRC systems, it is only the “result” message which is failing. We checked the HMRC status page on both Thursday and Friday and …

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[12 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on Wriggle Room and Late Filing Penalties | ]
Wriggle Room and Late Filing Penalties

Do you have a penalty notice from HMRC relating to the late filing of a 2013/14 or 2014/15 Self Assessment tax return?
Then you may be interested in a working practice which HMRC introduced recently, because they don’t have enough staff to check “reasonable excuse” claims. And whatsmore, they have extended the meaning of “reasonable excuse” which used to be limited to things like . .

Death of a close relative
Burglary
Flood

. . . to include a number of lesser reasons which they previously refused to accept. So “reasonable excuse” now includes . …

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[9 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

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Doing things electronically – VAT on line
Log in to the Government Gateway here http://www.gateway.gov.uk/
If you don’t have a Government Gateway account yet, you can create one by following this report. If you do have one, continue working on this page.
 

If you cannot see “Submit VAT Returns” under your list of enrolled services go back to our earlier “set up” report. If your screen looks like the image above then continue following this page.

Enter our agent code including the capitals …

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[8 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]

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Doing things electronically – VAT on line

As a result of Government initiatives, particularly in 2007, a number of services can be accessed over the web provided that you have a Government Gateway username and password. It’s often a two tier system which relies on first having a Government Gateway account and then subscribing to other services.
Setting up a Government Gateway Account
Visit http://www.gateway.gov.uk/ and select Register.
It will take a few days to have everything in place and for confirmation to …