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P35 Penalty

JodieRJodieR Experienced MentorRegistered Posts: 1,002
In Feb I found out that a client had set up another company for some potential business which as yet has not materialised, but that he'd somehow set up a PAYE scheme too and was looking at £800 penalties for not filing a 2011/12 P35. I wrote to HMRC appealing the penalties and luckily for him the appeal was successful. I also included in my letter a request for the scheme to be closed as there was never any employees.

I also submitted a nil P35 for the company on 11th May, which I have a copy of.

And yesterday I received a 'P35 interim penalty letter' from HMRC. With no address to write back to.

Just having a winge really! I'm sure this has happened to me before where they send out the penalty letters before they've finished processing the nil returns, get everyone stressed for no reason whatsoever!


  • groundygroundy Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 495

    If you go to the website link mentioned in the letter, there is an option to file a notification that no P35 is due, which should stop any further penalty notifications
  • RachelRachel Trusted Regular FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 349
    I had something like this but the letter had a number. It was an account that had never been used. The person I spoke to said oh this is unusual as the letter shouldn't of been printed or the fine generated as the account was flagged, sorted out but still wasted at least half an hour.
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    JodieR wrote: »
    And yesterday I received a 'P35 interim penalty letter' from HMRC. With no address to write back to.

    I received one of these for a client where we had filed the P35 (not a nil one) in plenty of time.

    Real PITA that there is no address.
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