HMRC Penalty and Appeals

Expert HMRC Appeal Service

Need help with HMRC penalties? Let our experts guide and assist you through appeals for the best outcome.

If you have received a penalty from HMRC due to a late tax return, we know how stressful it can be. Our team is here to help you appeal these penalties and support you.

To begin with, we will file your late returns within 30 days of receiving the penalty notice letter from HMRC to meet the deadline for cancellation of penalties. After submitting the late returns, we will draft a comprehensive appeal letter outlining the reasonable excuse for late filing and guide you on supporting documents. The appeal will be submitted to HMRC within 30 days before the deadline for acceptance of the appeal. Even if you cannot file an appeal within the 30-day window, we will provide an explanation to HMRC and proceed with submitting the appeal.

Our team has extensive experience navigating the appeals process with HMRC, and we have a proven track record of getting penalties waived, even for late appeals. We can assist you through this process by leveraging our expertise if you receive a penalty notice. Don’t wait any longer; please get in touch with us today and let us help you through this challenging situation.

Frequently Asked Question

What is a Start Up Loan?
A Start Up Loan is a personal loan backed by the government and made available to individuals in the United Kingdom looking to start or grow a small business. This type of loan offers up to £25,000, with a fixed interest rate of 6% and the ability to repay it over five years. The maximum loan amount is limited to £100,000.00 per single business.
Yes, you need to provide a personal guarantee for a Start Up Loan in the UK. This means that if your business fails to repay the loan, you, as an individual, are personally responsible for repaying the debt. It's important to understand that this is a personal loan for business purposes, and your personal credit history may be considered during the application process.

Applying for a Start Up Loan in the UK does not incur any application fees. The free process is an accessible option for individuals looking to start or grow their small business. However, it’s important to note that once a loan is granted, it will accrue interest at a fixed rate over the loan term. But there are no costs associated just with applying for the loan itself.

The timeline for receiving your loan can vary based on your business situation and readiness. If you have all your documentation and preparations in order, you might get the loan in as little as a month. However, the process may extend significantly longer if your application requires more time to finalise.

To be eligible for a Start Up Loan, you need to meet several critical criteria:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You need to be a resident of the UK. The loan is designed for those who are either starting a new business or have an existing business that is less than three years old, and this business must be based, or planning to be based, in the UK.
  • You must have the legal right to work in the UK to qualify for this loan.
If your Start Up Loan application isn't successful, there's a mandatory waiting period of six months before you can reapply. This interval is intended to provide ample opportunity to refine and enhance aspects of your application that may have led to the initial rejection.