Compliance Check Scope
I have been subject to a HMRC compliance check for about 6 months now; this was due to my earnings for 2016-17 being deemed too low. I don't have a problem with being investigated, I have nothing to hide, done nothing wrong. I was out of the country for 3 months, not earning, visiting family. My business (limited company) suffered a downturn, so I took low or no wage and lived off my savings together with my partner's earnings from her limited company, which she pays into my account as this is where our bills go from - we basically treat my account like a joint account.
HMRC have issued a fine for £300 for not providing all account details. I questioned this and ultimately they provided the account numbers they want to see. They have provided the account number for my limited company bank account, also the number for my partner's limited company bank account. I have pushed back saying the fine is not acceptable as they are limited company accounts, not my personal accounts. I provided the proof by showing them the paying in slips.
HMRC have 'suspended collection' of the £300 fine, but have said they need to see the account statements.
My question - is this within scope of a compliance check? Doesn't this fall into the realms of a limited company compliance check, which is not what they are supposed to be doing?
Again, I have nothing to hide and have done nothing wrong, but I feel it's overstepping the mark somewhat.