Self-Employed Workers Risk Fines After HMRC Glitch
Posted 24th January 2019 in News For Workers
Self-employed workers face charges for late tax payments after a technical glitch in the Government’s systems, experts have warned.
Workers who have already filed their tax returns are receiving bills for last year’s tax payment from HM Revenue & Customs which fail to include the “payment on account” (an advance payment of tax, which is required from most freelancers and self-employed workers) for the upcoming year.
However, a spokesperson for HMRC has confirmed that though the glitch exists, it is only affecting returns for the 2017-18 tax year.
He added, “We are aware of an issue with payment reminders for a small number customers. Anyone who is affected should contact us and we’ll put it right. Nobody will be charged additional interest due to this problem.”