HMRC are keeping us busy, as always. We have seen the usual diet of incorrect demands, and irritating enquiries over the summer. They seem to churn out demands by computer, and never stop to check them first. We are now challenging a demand issued after we filed a return using the figures they provided over the phone three months ago!
The lesson is “check every piece of HMRC correspondence and ask us to look at it if you think it’s incorrect (because it probably is!)
They have launched a task force aimed at the motor trade in the south west, so if you have any friends or colleagues who may be at risk, let them know, and ask them to come and see us. We might be able to save them a whole heap of stress.