Online filing – use of HMRC suggested ‘workarounds’
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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have clarified the position regarding the use of ‘workarounds’ which were mentioned in the Agent Online Filing Update. The Online Filing Update is available at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/carter/sa-agentupdate1.htm
In addition to the online guidance, HMRC have confirmed:
- If an agent uses an HMRC sanctioned workaround to ‘force’ the online submission of a return no compliance action will be taken for an "incorrect return" created by applying the workaround (for example where the net income needs to be entered in a gross income box with an explanatory note in the white space).
- However, if the agent feels unable to apply the workaround HMRC will accept a paper return with a reasonable excuse claim.
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