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Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2023 21:09:10 GMT by Amanda
I was checking my personal tax account and saw that I was registered for self assessment. I have no idea why. I have checked whether I need to self assess using the HMRC tool and I don’t. I used to complete self assessment but was advised in, I think 2009 that no longer needed to file. I’ve not been contacted since to advise that I needed to file a self assessment and if I hadn’t logged into my account would have been none the wiser. Please advise why I have been registered.
Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2023 14:01:22 GMT by HMRC Admin 32

You will need to contact our Self Assessment team and we will be able to inform you why a Self Assessment record is open.

Self Assessment: general enquiries

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2023 15:06:37 GMT by Amanda
I did contact the self assessment team. They explained that although I am registered for self assessment this harks back to many years ago when I did a tax return. I’ve not been requested to complete one. They did agree that it was confusing to have this information on your personal tax account home page as it implies a return has been requested when it hasn’t.
Posted Wed, 01 Mar 2023 13:17:07 GMT by HMRC Admin 10
Your self assessment record is dormant and can be reactivated, should you ever meet self assessment criteria in the future.

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