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letter of offer

Joined:Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:10 pm

Postby butterflywings » Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:24 am

I have been given a settlement figure of £6,500 from the Tax Inspecor and he has given me time to raise funds. He says once I do this I must send a letter of offer. Can someone please tell me what this means.

Joined:Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:12 pm

Postby mike.hayes@firstcapi » Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:01 am

Dear Butterflywings,

I am assuming you have been the subject of an enquiry, and you are now close to concluding it with the Inspector?

In the words of the Irishman after being asked for directions 'if i was going there i wouldn't start from here'.

You can get guidance on suitable letters from the Inland Revenue website, go to 'practioner zone' and use the search facility under using 'manuals'.

What you don't say is why the additional tax is due, your offer should take into account factors such as:-

Was it your fault?
was it a simple error or deliberate omission?
Did you tell HMIT, or did they pick it up?
Can you claim new expenses or reliefs now?

It might be worth seeking professional advice, it might save you money, at least the initial consultation should be free, and could give you pointers.


Joined:Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:10 pm

Postby butterflywings » Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:24 am

Thanks for your kind comment I will definitely get professional advice.

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