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Living outside of the UK but received penalties for not paying taxes. Any advice?

harripixx
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Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:26 pm

Living outside of the UK but received penalties for not paying taxes. Any advice?

Postby harripixx » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:39 pm

Hello everyone

I have been living outside of the UK for the past few years now, but for a temporary job that I had when I returned for a few months in 2014 I filed a tax return with HMRC.

For what I suppose is carelessness, I hadn't considered that they would still want information from me while living abroad, and to my horror today I found that I have £1300 in penalties for not filing my tax returns. I am wondering if there is any way that I can contest this or is it a question of pay up or not return home, does anyone have any experience with this or any advice? To further expand on my situation I have been working as a volunteer for board and lodging

Thanks in advance

GlobalTaxAdviser
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Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:18 am

Re: Living outside of the UK but received penalties for not paying taxes. Any advice?

Postby GlobalTaxAdviser » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:29 pm

Hi

This is quite common that people go overseas but forget to notify HMRC so HMRC assumes you still need to complete a tax return.

I would just write to them and sure they will cancel tax returns and quash any penalties.

Kind Regards

GTA

harripixx
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:26 pm

Re: Living outside of the UK but received penalties for not paying taxes. Any advice?

Postby harripixx » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:23 pm

Thanks for the advice, it worked as you said. I called and it seemed that I was just in time to stop the penalties, a few weeks later and they wouldn't have been able to do anything apparently.


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