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Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2023 13:41:38 GMT by Angie Wilson
Hi, can’t get through on phone. Can anyone advise about late submission penalties. My friend (accountant) normally helps me fill form and submit but he has taken ill and hasn’t been able to help & I therefore cannot access any data to submit form myself as he has spreadsheets etc on his laptop :( So I’ll be late submitting :( Do I get fined for each day, or is it a generic amount?
Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2023 14:49:10 GMT by James Craig
Hello Angie. I have a similar problem - my tax adviser, who is a sole practitioner, has had an accident and is in hospital. Like you as well, I couldn't get through on the phone. The £100 penalty, if you have to pay it, seems to be for being up to three months late. There can be extra penalties, however, if you pay your tax late. You can perhaps protect yourself by paying now what you estimate you may be liable for. I did see that you are able to appeal online against a fine, if you have a reasonable excuse for missing the deadline. I am hoping that my problem (and hopefully yours too) counts as a reasonable excuse.
Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2023 15:04:07 GMT by Angie Wilson
Thanks James, I’ve since read the very same. Basically a £100 penalty fee would last for a 3 month period.. So it looks like we can’t do anything until after a penalty is given (which I hate but will have to accept)
Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2023 17:21:42 GMT by Benjamin Masters
I've been trying to contact HMRC for a week now to no avail. I immigrated to Canada almost 2yrs ago and still being threatened with penalties if I don't submit a self assessment. All that I wish to do is inform HMRC that I live abroad and haven't been self employed in 2yrs. Can't login as have no access to that number anymore and when I follow the links to change access code method I get pushed to the 'call HMRC' page. Out of options now...
Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2023 10:47:39 GMT by HMRC Admin 19
Hi Angie Wilson,

For late submission of your tax return the initial penalty is £100 when the return is up to 3 months late.

Thank you.
Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2023 12:20:26 GMT by HMRC Admin 17

Due to the timescales we may not be able to withdraw the outstanding return.

If you are unable to submit this online you will need to complete a paper tax return for the year .

See Link:

Self Assessment tax return forms   .

Thank you.

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