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Acceptable reasons for not paying your VAT on time

You were late with your VAT payment because your bookkeeper was ill. HMRC will automatically issue a penalty notice. The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) recently ruled on whether reliance on a third party was a reasonable excuse for the late payment. What did it find? More...


HMRC hammered by tribunal over penalties


HMRC misleads taxpayers about appeals

A taxpayer appealed against a penalty for submitting her tax return late. HMRC and the First-tier Tribunal agreed that she didn’t have a reasonable excuse for this. However, the judge decided to reduce the fine. What’s the full story? More...


Were you late for a good reason?


What’s a “reasonable excuse” for paying your tax late?

In 2017 the First-tier Tribunal turned down an appeal against a penalty for late payment of tax, despite criticising HMRC’s hackneyed argument as wrong. How can the judge’s comments help you counter penalties in similar situations? More...


Paying for employees’ mistakes

There can be times when the Taxman holds you responsible for mistakes your employees make. An important case at the First-tier Tribunal recently considered the consequences of just this point. So how can you protect yourself? More...
Last updated: 27.03.2020

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