Thanks for your question - I amS am and I am one of the Uk tax experts here on Just Answer.
Are the penalties as he has field to submit tax returns with income and CIS tax suffered (along with any expenses claim) ? Or for actual tax that HMRC state is due?
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So has he submitted all outstanding tax returns?
Then most of the penalties would have been reduced if he owed no tax? When did he submit these and HMRC taken these into account with the demands being made ? Did your husband remember to declare the CIS tax suffered?
If he has filled in the outstanding tax returns then he should have declared the income he earned through self employment and the tax suffered -
Yes they can take possession of things in the house - but intially they wouldjust come and list the value before taking it to court -
It seems to me you need to ring HMRC to
1) establish why the penalties are so high
2) Ensure they have processed the tax returns and the tax suffered has been accounted for
3) then ask whether this has reduced the penalties and if not then why not
This situation can be bettered but if you think he has completed the return wrong then might I recommend you engage a local accountant to
1) appeal and ask for time whilst the accountant looks at matters for you
2) Get all put right to establish the true outstanding penalties due
3) then establish a payment plan for anything your husband might still owe
Do let me know if I can assist further