TaxPersonal TaxHMRC backtracks on hundreds of tax disputes

HMRC backtracks on hundreds of tax disputes

Internal review process sees hundreds of penaltiy notices and decisions cancelled

A quarter of tax disputes queried by the taxpayer through
HM
Revenue & Customs
new review system were altered or cancelled.

More than 3,000 tax dispute outcomes were questioned by the taxpayer under
HMRC’s internal review system introduced in April 2009 (to December 2009). Of
those 24% had their penalties altered or cancelled.

Another 18,526 late filing penalties were contested through the system: 58%
in total were varied (5%) or cancelled (53%).

Further reading:

View
HMRC’s internal review details here

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