The following Personal Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
Once a self assessment tax return has been filed, both HMRC and the taxpayer (or the agent) has the right to make changes to the return. There are different time limits depending on whether it is a correction by HMRC or an amendment made by the taxpayer.
HMRC has the right to amend the tax return within nine months of the date of receipt (ie the date the return was filed rather than the due date for filing) without opening an enquiry. Usually, HMRC does this to eliminate or to reverse any obvious errors or mistakes within the return. These are usually arithmetical errors, although HMRC can reverse any technical mistakes made by the taxpayer in completing the return.
HMRC will notify the taxpayer of any amendments made. The agent should receive a copy of this notification. The taxpayer is not bound to accept the correction. The correction can be rejected within 30 days of the date the notice was issued by HMRC (ie not the date of receipt of the notice). If you need to reject the correction, it is suggested that you do so in writing, stating the reason(s) you believe the correction is incorrect.
If the correction is rejected and HMRC does not agree with the reason for the rejection, it is likely that the Officer will open an enquiry into the return. See the Types of checks on returns guidance note.
For further reading, see Simon’s Taxes E1.214.
The taxpayer also has the right to amend the return already submitted, so long as this is within 12 months of 31 January following the end of the tax year (eg 31 January 2023 for a 2020/21 tax return). This is the deadline irrespective of whether the return was filed on paper or electronically.
The only exception to this is where the tax return is not issued until after 31 October following the end of the tax year. This can occur where the taxpayer informed
**Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason.
Access this article and thousands of others like it free for 7 days with a trial of TolleyGuidance.
Read full article
Already a subscriber? Login
IntroductionUK tax must be withheld on UK payments including:•interest•royalties•rental incomeWithholding tax may be reduced under double tax treaties (DTT) or European directives, both of which may be subject to making a formal claim.This guidance note outlines the rules for UK withholding tax, and
This note offers guidance in respect of the administration of company tax returns. If a company or organisation is subject to corporation tax they will have to complete and file a company tax return for each accounting period. A company or organisation must, in the main, file a return even if they
What is structures and buildings allowance (SBA)?From 29 October 2018, expenditure on constructing a non-residential building or structure, or in certain cases, expenditure on acquiring such a building or structure, qualifies for an SBA. The following note has been updated for the changes announced
Employee benefit trusts (EBTs) are commonly used to support employees’ share schemes and to provide other benefits to employees in the form of pensions and bonuses.Their use has been significantly affected by the introduction of the disguised remuneration rules. Although the statutory exclusions
To view our latest tax guidance content, sign in to Tolley Guidance or register for a free trial.