A quick fact finding to see if this is a general issue or a one off.
We’ve a client who has just received statements for unpaid tax, penalties and interest relating back to tax years 2001 / 2002 and 2002 / 2003.
15 year old HMRC debt
Yes over 15 years ago – who knew HMRC still held that information?
The client has NEVER been chased before for this.
Obviously we are querying this but …
3rd January 2017
The interesting thing is that something happened on 3rd January 2017 which prompted HMRC to charge interest on these debts.
I suspect that this also triggered the production of these statements.
What I’m interested to know is has anyone else received demands from HMRC for debts over 15 years.
HMRC Cock Up?
Is this a one off or has someone cocked up and run a program that they shouldn’t have done.
Please let me know.
Needless to say my view is that HMRC are far too late to chase this debt. Our client is frantic as this person has always kept their tax affairs in order and paid the right amount of tax.
Frankly they need to leave hard working, honest tax payers alone and go after the real tax dodgers #justsaying