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HMRC is demanding £2700 from me for late fees. I have paid

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HMRC is demanding £2700 from me for late fees. I have paid them the £200 for the late filing of returns which has now been done. I contacted the tax office to tell them what I had done. Yet they persist. £2700 is excessive.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  TonyTax replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  TonyTax replied 1 month ago.

Are you referring to penalties for late filing of tax returns or late payment of tax liabilities? How many tax years are involved?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Tax returns. 2014 and 2015.
Expert:  TonyTax replied 1 month ago.

Thanks.

Leave this with me while I draft my answer.

Expert:  TonyTax replied 1 month ago.

If you file your tax returns late, you are subject to a penalty depending on how late the returns are submitted. The penalties for the 2014 and 2015 tax returns can be found here.

If tax returns are late, invariably the tax liabilities arising from those returns are paid late too and, therefore, the taxpayer has gained an advantage over those who completed and submitted their tax returns on time and paid their tax on time. If no tax is due, the penalties are harsh but they are in the public domain so nobody can plead ignorance.

You can appeal against the penalties but you need to have a reasonable excuse in order to have any chance of having the penalties cancelled. Some examples of reasonable excuses and excuses that don't count as reasonable can be found here. The appeal from can be found here. If your appeal fails, you can apply for a further review and if that fails you can go to an independent tribunal.

I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.

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