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News and Updates
From 6 May new secondary legislation came into force allowing HMRC to specify the format of P87 applications. HMRC has updated the form they want customers to use on GOV.UK and from 7 May 2022 all P87 applications must be made on this form.
The temporary reintroduction of bulk agent appeals for 2020 to 2021 Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA) late filing penalties, will come to an end on 6 May 2022 as planned.
Agent Update 95 is available now and contains the latest articles, updates, help and support for the entire agent community.
HMRC has published an in-depth review on upholding standards for agents. The review sets out our approach and the statutory powers available to us when dealing with breaches of the Standard. It brings together contributions and examples of work from across HMRC and it’s the first time this information has been published in one place.
We may not be able to talk to you about your clients’ SEISS grants unless we receive additional consent from them. This is because our existing process – the 64-8 agent authorisation – was not designed to cover the support provided in response to coronavirus, such as SEISS grants, so the usual taxpayer confidentiality rules apply. We require this additional authorisation to safeguard our customer information.
From 31 March 2022, new clients will need to use a new form 64-8 to give authorisation for you to deal directly with us on their behalf.
Existing clients do not need to re-authorise their current relationship.
The Chancellor made his annual Spring Statement speech today where he set out the Government’s tax plan to support the UK economy, businesses and families in both the short and the medium term.
Agent Update 94 is available now and contains the latest articles, updates, help and support for the entire agent community.
Due to the impact of coronavirus on individuals and businesses around the country, HMRC has not issued a Late Filing Penalty for anyone who has been unable to file their 2020-21 self-assessment return by 31 January 2022 providing they did so by 28 February 2022.