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I have received a letter from HM Revenue and Customs asking

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Good morning. I have received a letter from HM Revenue and Customs asking me to complete my tax return
JA: Which tax year are you filing for?
Customer: It's for 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019, from March I was no longer working and took my early retirement and left for South Africa and still I'm not working at all.
JA: Anything else you want the Accountant to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't how to do this tax return as from these dates I was no longer working. Can you please assist and advise, thank you.

Hi

I am one of the tax experts on JustAnswer and can help you with your query.

Had you previously submitted a UK tax return?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I submitted tax return when I was still working in UK

That is the reason that HMRC have sent you that letter. Whenever you have previously submitted a UK tax return, HMRC expect one in the following year as they expect your circumstances to be the same.

It's not an issue as all you need to do is phone HMRC (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/self-assessment) and explain that you no longer require a tax return, because you have left the UK, and they will cancel the request for a tax return.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have enough funds as Im not working
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately I don't have money to top up my card as I'm not working at all
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do I do to respond to the letter for tax return because between 6 April 2018 to 5 April, I was no longer working since I took an early retirement and went back to South Africa . Can you please assist and advise? Thank you

The offer for a phone call is sent by the website, rather than by myself.

Did you see my previous answer with regard to contacting HMRC?

Michael Koppel and other Tax Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you please call me on +27658970808?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much for your support, God bless you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did. You gave me the website to use to contat Revenuue.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please can you please call me on +27658970808?

Unfortunately it is not allowing me to offer a call, are you able to request one through the system?