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Posted Fri, 29 Mar 2024 16:37:43 GMT by LKC88
First self assessment here. Submitted on 17th March. Am due a repayment, it is showing as bank repayment pending. Haven't been contacted for any additional info and most of the threads on here has varying information on what this actually means. Can someone clarify? I am unsure of the next steps and timescales
Posted Mon, 08 Apr 2024 13:45:38 GMT by HMRC Admin 5
Hi LKC88

If the repayment is still showing as pending then it has been selected for security checks which can take up to 6 weeks to complete.
If not issued by the end of the 6 weeks you will need to contact HMRC to review Self Assessment: general enquiries

Thank you
Posted Mon, 08 Apr 2024 14:05:15 GMT by LKC88
6 weeks? For security checks? What are these checks exactly? This is my first self assessment and it’s not a massive amount I am even due back. I entered every detail to the letter in my assessment.
Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:28:47 GMT by HMRC Admin 32
Hi,

The security checks are carried out by a specialist department and we cannot give details on what the checks are. Once completed if no issues the repayment will be issued. If additional information is needed a letter will be issued to you. If you have an online account once issued the issue date will be shown. 
Thank you.

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