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    • phoenix2497
    • By phoenix2497 14th Feb 18, 8:09 PM
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    High Income Self Assessment Tax Return
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:09 PM
    High Income Self Assessment Tax Return 14th Feb 18 at 8:09 PM
    My husband has just received notification that he should have been filing a self-assessment tax return since 2013 due to his plus£50K income and due to me having continued to claim child benefit during this time. Now, I understand we should have been paying more attention when they changed the law (which I have now studied) but
    do we have any case for arguing against the repayment? At no point was my husband informed and they have waited 5 years to chase it up, leaving us with a large bill to repay plus interest and late payment penalties. When he questioned this he was told HMRC were not obligated to inform him - there was a tv advert that he should have seen! As a self-employed person, I would be contacted the minute I was a day late filing a tax return with the late fine - why did this not happen to him?
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 14th Feb 18, 8:22 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:22 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:22 PM
    there is an existing thread here that may be of help
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5692533&highlight=child+benefit
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 14th Feb 18, 8:30 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:30 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:30 PM
    Unfortunately you have no case. See thread linked above.
    • Pennywise
    • By Pennywise 15th Feb 18, 10:17 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 10:17 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 10:17 AM
    This is what happens when you allow the LibDems to make up tax law on the back of a fag packet the day before their annual conference. This is one of the craziest and ill thought out tax changes in living memory which was introduced for political reasons rather than financial reasons. Unfortunately, it is the law, and was very well publicised at the time, so regardless of its stupidity, the tax does have to be paid.
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