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Hello Pearl,
Assistant: Have you talked to a tax professional about this?
Customer: im flat rate registered. And my business is an online retail shop of electronic cigarettes. Before e-cig businesses were under category “other” and flat rate was 7.5%, after 2016 all e-cig businesses were transferred by law under tobacco registration and flat rate became 4%, so I supposed to pay 4% from May 2016.
Assistant: Anything else you want the Accountant to know before I connect you?
Customer: when I contacted HMRC they refused to refund overpaid tax. They said it’s my responsibility what category I choose. But in my case it wasn’t my mistake it was law change and I supposed to be transferred to 4%. But they don’t agree they are responsible for that, though they confirmed that I supposed to pay 4%.
Assistant: Which tax year is the refund for?
Customer: May2016-November 2018

Hi I am one of the experts.

My guess is this that your anticipated refund is more than £10k so for this kind of repayment you need to submit Form 652. Please submit this form describing all errors and then request for refund from HMRC. Form link, https://public-online.hmrc.gov.uk/lc/content/xfaforms/profiles/forms.html?contentRoot=repository:///Applications/Vat_iForms/1.0/VAT652&template=VAT652.xdp

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Hello Adam, thank you for your advice, yes it’s over 10K, and My accountant filled this form already, still I received a refusal for refund from HMRC. They say I still have 30 days to answer their letter and explain why I disagree with their decision. That’s why I contacted you to follow out if I still can fight for it and win this case?