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I am having real difficulty filing my 2014 2015 tax return.

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I am having real difficulty filing my 2014 2015 tax return. I keep getting redirected to another page. I notice on my home page that they are saying i am 'overdue' on my 2007 2008 tax return. This is the first I hav e heard of this i.e it has never appeared on my home page before and I have received no letters/notifiactions and I thought I had filed a return for that year. I no longer have records. What do i do?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Tax
Expert:  Tony Tax replied 1 year ago.

Hi.

When did this problem manifest itself for the first time?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yesterday afternoon when I tried first to file my tax return
Expert:  Tony Tax replied 1 year ago.

Thanks.

Can you give me the webpage address to which you are being redirected please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hm-revenue-and-customs-service-availability-and-issues
Expert:  Tony Tax replied 1 year ago.

That's ludicrous. That's the page that tells you if there are technical problems and is aimed at anybody using an HMRC online service.

I'm not sure how much I can help you to be frank. I've never heard of anybody being stopped from completing a tax return for a recent year because one for an earlier year is outstanding. The fact is that you cannot submit a tax return as old as the 2007/08 tax return online as it is out of date so you would need to complete a paper one.

All I can suggest you do is to call the HMRC online services helpdesk in the morning on the number here. I suspect that there is some form of corruption in your online account which will only be able to be rectified by the online services technical staff. I've had situations where a client is not appearing on my client list even though I've done all I need to do. It usually takes 48 hours to get rectified.

As far as the old tax return is concerned, call the tax office on the number here and, if you had income subject to PAYE in that year, ask HMRC to give you the gross pay and tax details so that you can complete the tax return. If you didn't have income subject to PAYE in that year and, given that you have no records, tell HMRC and ask to speak to a supervisor for a suggested course of action. Alternatively, ignore it and wait to see if HMRC write to you about it.

I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.

Expert:  Tony Tax replied 1 year ago.

Hi again.

I found this on the login page here:

https://online.hmrc.gov.uk/login?GAREASONCODE=-1&GARESOURCEID=SaAAll&GAURI=https://online.hmrc.gov.uk/self-assessment&Reason=-1&APPID=SaAAll&URI=https://online.hmrc.gov.uk/self-assessment

Look at the "Online Service Availability " section under "Important Information". There is some guidance there but as I've no experienced the problem I cannot tell you what to do other than to click on ""Hows my SSL"?

Expert:  Tony Tax replied 1 year ago.

Hi.

I'm just following up to find out if my answer helped or if you have any further questions.

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