Submitting a claim while under enquiry

Our experts talk you through whether to submit a fresh claim while under HMRC enquiry

Our team of experts at DSR Tax Claims know how hard it can be to find good, accurate information about taxation matters on the internet, and because we aim to make life as easy as possible for our clients, we have created this helpful guide to tell you everything you need to know about submitting a claim for a tax refund while under HMRC enquiry. Our team of tax preparation specialists know everything there is to know about tax, so give us a call on 0330 122 9972.

Can you file a new self-assessment return while under HMRC enquiry?

In short, no. While HMRC are investigating the current enquiry, they won’t process any new tax returns from you until they have closed that enquiry. That doesn’t mean that you can’t get yourself prepared for once the enquiry is over by getting all your information to DSR Tax Claims so that our team can get straight to work calculating your new return as soon as HMRC close your current enquiry.

Can you submit a new claim through DSR Tax Claims if you have previously submitted a paper P87 form?

There’s nothing to stop you from submitting a new claim for a more recent tax year through DSR Tax Claims while you are waiting for a reply to your previously submitted P87. If there seems to be a delay in HMRC getting back to you about the previous year, it might be that they want more information to process that claim and are in the process of writing to you. However, there may be times when it is better for you to wait until HMRC have finished dealing with your previous claims, but our team of experts will advise you on your best course of action. DSR Tax Claims always have our clients’ best interests at heart so we will always take the right course of action when dealing with your claims.

Why might HMRC have opened the enquiry?

HMRC sometimes do random spot checks on the information that gets sent to them – it’s their way of making sure that everyone is playing by the rules when submitting their tax returns. Because these spot checks are random, it’s just possible that this time they have fallen on you but if the information you have sent them is correct, there is really nothing to worry about.

Sometimes though, HMRC spot a discrepancy in your tax return and open an enquiry to investigate it. Maybe their record of your income doesn’t match that which you have submitted on your tax return. That is why it is so important to make sure that you use the correct information on your tax returns. Mistakes happen and HMRC appreciate that but they take a very dim view on anyone trying to pull the wool over their eyes and you could end up with a penalty fine of up to 30% on top of the repayment of any tax return. Of course, if you are a DSR Tax Claims customer then you don’t have to worry about this. As long as the information you have provided to us is correct and complete, your refund is guaranteed 100% HMRC-safe and we deal with any enquiry on your behalf.

Unfortunately, if someone else has submitted a tax return on your behalf and have attempted to defraud HMRC on your behalf, the consequences can be pretty negative for you. That is why it is important to use a tax rebate service with a good reputation with HMRC, like DSR Tax Claims. That way you can be confident that you won’t end up in deep trouble with HMRC.

DSR Tax Claims are the tax preparation specialists you can trust. Call our friendly and professional team on 0330 122 9972 and let us get you your maximum refund today. The money could be back in your bank account where it belongs within 21 days.

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