Penalties and appeals #HMRC #coronavirus #COVID19

Support available during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – Late filing and payment penalties

HMRC is supporting taxpayers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic…

[Taxpayers] should continue to pay and file on time… However, HMRC understands that some… will find it difficult to meet deadlines. For example, they may not have access to their business premises or be able to provide the necessary paperwork.

[HMRC] now accept the impacts of COVID-19 as ‘reasonable excuse’ for late filing returns or paying tax and the relevant penalties will be cancelled, provided [they have] managed to file or pay as soon as… able…

[Normally there are] 30 days to appeal.. [this has been extended by] an additional 3 months…

PAYadvice.UK 16/6/2020

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