Thanks for response... I am tearing my hair out... The email gives me no useful information. You cant even reply to the header. Yes I meant the activation code, without which you cant use the gateway. The telephone number given by their website and the online representative tonight was 0***-***-****..
The tax year in question is for 2013-2014... Previously handled by an umbrella company as I was working self employed for an Agency at that time. They dropped me in April 2014 when I ceased self employed status. They have changed their telephone number, and appear to ahave moved as well.
Happy to do that... Meanwhile I have already sent back an appeal to HMRC stating all the above... Including their unique codes... Their responses were:
The application with reference number 4JC7 PIGP 6XRW 8GB submitted by you or your agent to register for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) taxes has been received and will now be verified. HMRC will contact you if further information is needed.
This was followed by:
HMRC - Regarding your recent online communication
Thank you for your form to register for Self Assessment.We are unable toprocess your form at this time. It has been referred to another HMRC departmentto be worked. You will be contacted in due course.
The latter received 25th January...
Maybe my best option is just to find a local tax advisor in the Biggleswade area of Bedfordshire, and try to put this whole sorry saga behind me?
Thank you for your time, greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the information. The number that was blanked is the number on their website, and your link.. that is.... zero three zero zero - two zero zero - three six zero zero .... the same number given after being on hold for 50 minutes on the phone tonight, by their call centre.
I will just bite the bullet, pay the fine tonight, draft a complaint to HMRC (thankyou for the links) and find an accountant. Whatever has gone wrong, I just want this over and done with.
Thankyou again, whoever you may be!