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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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[13 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Where is BX9 1BX? What happens to HMRC post? | ]
Where is BX9 1BX? What happens to HMRC post?

Have you had a letter from HMRC with the new BX9 1BX address? Did you write back to it? What happened to your letter?
BX9 1BX is an artificial post code and it’s not on the Royal Mail database. It’s a mail handling facility operated by HMRC in Bexley, Kent. Letters are opened and scanned and electronically dispatched to other HMRC offices. Occasionally, bulky items are forwarded as originals (using internal mail) to the HMRC office which is to deal with them.
In Jun 2006 we adopted a policy of sending all …

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[1 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

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More lost mail than ever before
Last October, we reported that Royal Mail was not delivering. We have had more of the same in April and May 2010 and we need to take serious steps to combat the problem.
In particular, we submitted 7 VAT registration forms recently and we know that only 1 response has been delivered. We have established from phone calls to the VAT Unit that “more information” letters have been sent in the other 6 cases, but …