Yet another case where HMRC penalties are void

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A recent tax case heard by the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) found that penalties for late filing of a personal tax return, amounting to £690, were not due.  The FTT found in favour of the tax payer because HMRC had not made clear in writing to the individual tax payer the specific date on which the penalties started to accrue.

If you receive any penalty notice from HMRC let us know immediately.  It may be that the penalty is payable, but equally may be that an appeal against the penalties can be successfully made.

As with all of our tax tips and web pages this information is necessarily summarised and of a general nature.  If you would like detailed specific advice please contact us.