Flood victims and RTI

I was affected by the recent flooding and I wasn’t able to file all of my RTI returns on time. What should I do? 

1st January 2016

If you have been affected by flooding and you are submitting your RTI return late, use late reporting reason ‘G’ on your submission. This will prevent a late filing notification and penalties.

If you’ve already sent in your submission and received a penalty in respect of a payment or a submission as a result of delays caused by flooding, you should appeal on line at HMRC Online services and use the appeal reason ‘fire/flood/natural disaster’ this will give you an immediate response.

HMRC has also set up a Tax Helpline for anyone affected by the recent severe weather and floods. The helpline will enable anyone affected to get practical help and advice on a wide range of tax problems they may be facing. The helpline is 0800 904 7900.

Your local TaxAssist Accountant would be happy to look after your payroll and your RTI submissions for you. They’re also equipped to deal with Auto Enrolment. If you’d like to discuss how your local TaxAssist Accountant could help you further, contact us to be put in touch with your nearest office. 

By Jo Nockels

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