I apologies in advance if I'm asking something that has been asked before. I am new to the group/site and might not have been searching in the right places.
I am in a right pickle with HMRC and Corporation Tax. Basically our first year submission is late and we're accumulating penalties.
While we did send off (and was subsequently received) a paper version of the CT600 they have subsequently told us this wasn't acceptable. However, we never received the notification that is wasn't acceptable and therefore we are now event later with filing it and have been hit by a second penalty.
Interestingly, I run another CIC and my paper CT600 was accepted by HMRC. We were originally told that we had to send in a paper version since Companies House couldn't accept electronic accounts from CICs and since HMRC required these annual accounts (which would therefore be in paper format) we also had to submit in paper format to HMRC.
So has anyone had similar experiences and inconsistencies? I am not an accountant and we cannot afford to hire one. Surely it shouldn't be this hard! Where can I go for some guidance in plain English?
Any help gratefully received!
Yep, I've got hold of the PDF CT600 and am now trying to move the figures across. Sadly, the format of the accounts that were prepared months ago, doesn't match the titles/headings used in the CT600 - the person that prepared them has moved on. Grrr! One frustration after another!!
That would be fantastic Heidi - how can I get them to you?