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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter turning down an interview
    letter turning down an interviewThere is no statutory obligation to attend an interview with HMRC. If HMRC requests a meeting, but you're satisfied that there's no advantage to having one at this stage of the enquiry, you can write, declining a meeting and explaining why. Probing questionsOnce they have been through your records, the tax inspector dealing with your enquiry likes to sit down with you and go through a pre-prepared list of questions. They will have already anticipated your answers to some of these...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Official error claim for tax not to be collected
    Official error claim for tax not to be collectedIf HMRC has delayed using information in its possession and this results in you paying too little tax, it can write off the arrears of tax under extra-statutory concession (ESC) A19. However, despite being fully aware of this concession, you may need to "remind" HMRC of it in writing.Extra-statutory concession A19In tax law there is a little known concession (ESC A19) which protects the taxpayer where HMRC demands past taxes but where delay by HMRC makes it unfair...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - How to make a complaint and get compensation
    How to make a complaint and get compensationUltimately, the Adjudicator's Office handles all complaints about the Taxman. However, the adjudicator will only examine a complaint if the right people in HMRC have seen it first. If you feel you have been unfairly treated by the Taxman, you need to explore the avenues of complaint.
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Do you have to sign the record of what was said?
    Do you have to sign the record of what was said?If you do attend an interview, HMRC will make notes and use the answers against you if it can. It may ask you to sign them as a true record of the meeting. Should you?
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - How to chase a repayment
    How to chase a repaymentMost tax districts deal with taxpayers in strict alphabetical order. So if your surname begins with "T" you'll have quite a wait for any repayment due to you. How can you speed up the process?
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Challenging the Taxman's calculations
    Can you challenge the Taxman's calculations?With self-assessment, there's an emphasis from the Taxman on records which seek to displace the profits shown in your accounts with an estimate based on a business economics exercise (BEN). How do you go about challenging a BEN?
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Enquiries - what if HMRC wants to see you?
    What if HMRC wants to see you?There is no statutory obligation to attend an interview and some advisors advocate non-attendance. However, if you decide to attend an interview, how should you react to HMRC's questions?
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Complaint letter
    Complaint letterUltimately, the Adjudicator's Office handles all complaints about HMRC. However, the adjudicator will only examine a complaint if it has been through the proper levels of authority within HMRC first. It's the same letter but to different people. So what should you put in this particular piece of correspondence?Set out your grievanceIf you feel you have been unfairly treated by HMRC, for example unreasonable delays, mistakes or poorly treated by staff, the avenues of complaint are to: (1) an HMRC...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Allocation of savings interest agreement
    Allocation of savings interest agreement If spouses or civil partners do not want a 50/50 split of savings interest, they can declare that income be split according to each person's beneficial entitlement as detailed in a written agreement.Beneficial ownership of bank account fundsAs a general rule, assets owned by spouses in joint names are treated by HMRC as shared equally by both partners, and any income produced will be taxed accordingly. But where actual ownership of an asset differs from 50/50, a married...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Appeal and postponement of direct tax
    Appeal and postponement of direct taxThis standard letter can be used to make an appeal against any direct tax assessment, e.g. income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax etc., but not VAT, customs or other duties.How to use itThe time limit for submitting an appeal is 30 days from the date on the assessment or determination issued by HMRC.  The letter should be sent direct to the issuing tax office or, if different, to the office that you usually communicate with in relation to the type of tax assessed.The...
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