June 28th, 2017

Another good reason not to leave your tax return to the last minute

From 1 May 2017, HMRC will restrict the information it’ll provide to accountants over the telephone.

Until recently, if you misplaced information ( e.g. your P60) we were able to request this information from HMRC.

From now on HMRC will post this information to the taxpayer’s address. This is for security reasons, as HMRC are concerned about cases of taxpayer impersonation, or where the taxpayer is not aware that authorisation for another party to act on their behalf is in place.

HMRC advise that all post from them will take around 10 working days to arrive, so there is a good chance that if the taxpayer leaves their tax return until close to the 31 January deadline the tax return will be submitted late and will attract a £100 late filing penalty.

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Alison obtained a First class degree in Accountancy and Management at UCLAN University. She then went on to qualify as a certified accountant in 2006 and became a founder member in 2011.

Alison trained at a practice in Liverpool and, within her 10 years there, she developed as an accounts manager and obtained a varied portfolio of clients which has provided her with a range of experience in accounts, audit, VAT and taxation.
Alison specialises in giving sound jargon-free advice to a range of small and medium sized businesses.

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