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I was working for a UK company paying UK tax through PAYE. The work was in Holland and I was living in Spain. I did not have 180 days in any one country, and less than 90 days in the UK. I re-claimed tax for years 2011/12 & 2012/13. HMRC are saying I did not cut all ties with the UK as I had a property where my wife lived and still had doctors dentists etc. so therefore, after a lot of deliberation, they want the tax refunded to them. They have also added penalties and interest. Interest I can live with, but penalties are partly due to the lack of communication and co-operation from my accountant. My accountant was working on the outdated system of days in the UK.
Hi Alex, Sorry, my name is Ray.
I am waiting for the follow up notification of penalties and interest, after they sent me the tax due statement. However, the HMRC have informed me penalties will be 17.5 % one year and 15% for the other. I estimate the final amount plus interest will be around £13-15000
Ok, thanks. When he submitted the two tax returns, he asked me to sign a document saying I agreed with his advice. I wouldn't not sign in reality. Would this affect any possible court action? How do I proceed to sue him?
Sorry, I do not understand you reply " This does not effect him" Do you mean it would not affect my case?