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Covid self-employed grant, we missed it

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Orangeblossom78 Sat 25-Apr-20 18:42:51

I'm so cross. DH didn't get his tax return in on time and it seems we have missed this. It is there in bold when I checked today, it had to have been in end of last week or won't qualify. I take it there is nothing else can be done.

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Abreadsandwich Sat 25-Apr-20 18:55:22

We didnt get ours done in time either. My own fault but disappointing.

lockdownstress Sat 25-Apr-20 18:56:32

Tax return was due three months ago. No self respecting self employed person would be that late, you'd have a massive fine. Is he being straight with you?

Orangeblossom78 Sat 25-Apr-20 19:31:43

It says 23rd online. It is the accountant who was late. Oh well I guess it is done now.

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Orangeblossom78 Sat 25-Apr-20 19:33:30

I guess it was taxable and if you get tax credits would have been used in that as well, so might not have made much difference anyway.

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Namechangervaver Sat 25-Apr-20 19:34:07

The original deadline was 31st Jan and they extended it for the purposes of these grants and YOU STILL MISSED IT?!

Kazzyhoward Sat 25-Apr-20 19:35:33

You had over a year to prepare and submit it, but still didn't manage it???

Weregoingonanadventure Sat 25-Apr-20 19:35:45

How has your accountant still not got it in? Its been months. What is the accountant doing?
You will be fined. And now you cant get this.
Sue the accountant

ChrissieKeller61 Sat 25-Apr-20 19:51:44

Seriously ? I’m the most disorganised person in the planet and I got mine in, just in the nick of time. I’d say you’re stuffed though

Orangeblossom78 Sat 25-Apr-20 19:53:22

Abreadsandwich didn't either, it's not just us. I'm not sure about the accountant sorry. Guess it might be something to do with the current situation.

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HollyBollyBooBoo Sat 25-Apr-20 20:00:51

How can you be so cool about it? I hope you're going to change accountants?!

Kazzyhoward Sat 25-Apr-20 20:03:00

Amazing that people are blaming the accountant without knowing how long it took the OP/partner to provide the accountant with all the information needed. If they gave the accountant all the information last April, and it's taken them a year to do it, then, yes, blame the accountant, but if they only gave the information to them 2 weeks ago, then they have only themselves to blame, especially since the deadline was actually 31 January, i.e. nearly 3 months ago!

Orangeblossom78 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:09:34

He's self employed, not me. He will just have to deal with it. I'm not happy about it at all though.

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Whathewhatnow Sat 25-Apr-20 20:13:21

That's absolutely crap of your DH. I'd be furious! As others have said January was the actual deadline. Even my financially challenged best mate got it in, ust about. Despite lots of technical problems....

Weregoingonanadventure Sat 25-Apr-20 20:14:15

@Kazzyhoward
She specifically said it was the accountant who was late. I wouldn't say that, in that way, if it was me who caused it by providing the documentation late. So if she says that it was the accountant then I assume that means they gave the accountant everything but he/she was still late.

Orangeblossom78 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:18:35

As I mentioned it might not make a lot of difference anyway. He has high overheads which makes the profit lower, and we do get some tax credits, so getting the grant would probably change that. It might not work out much different in the end. Still cross though. WTF is he doing leaving it this late accountant or no? I know this virus has out a spanner in the works for everyone, including accountants and paperwork, but still. I'm glad I don't work with him / share the business with him

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Bimbleberries Sat 25-Apr-20 20:22:43

Are you positive he's not talking about submitting THIS year's account or something? He's eligible to do that now and could have all the information.

Last year's was due months ago and was only extended for the purposes of the coronavirus grant, so he would already have known he was very late and been subject to a penalty fee for that - it wouldn't come as a surprise.

topcat2014 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:22:43

What date did dh provide all the information to the accountant with nothing missing?

If it was on the last day, then it was probably too late. Bear in mind a lot of accountants are furloughed too

Orangeblossom78 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:25:46

Oh, I'm not sure. the grants do have some downsides: (cut and paste)-

The grants are taxable. We are seeking clarification on whether this means they are also liable to class 4 National Insurance (NI) and counted as part of your income when assessing student loan repayments (if applicable).

If you claim tax credits you’ll need to include the grant in your claim as income, which may reduce your entitlement to tax credits.

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Orangeblossom78 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:26:35

So overall, it would probably just reduce our tax credits.

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mummmy2017 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:27:46

Were these accounts for April this year.
Or for April 2019.
As I thought it was being based upon tax years 2017,2018,2019.

Orangeblossom78 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:30:06

It's mean to be 2018-2019? But his tax year runs from August to August apparently due to when he started confused.

I'm not self employed myself, so find it all a bit confusing

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mummmy2017 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:34:05

You can get the grant if you're self-employed or a member of a partnership. ... have submitted your tax return for the tax year 2018 -19 - you need to do this by 23 April 2020 if you ...

coconuttelegraph Sat 25-Apr-20 20:34:05

You have nearly 10 months to do a tax return and then an extra nearly 3 months on top of that for the corona extension, how is this anyone else's fault?

The virus comment have affected the original date of 31st January as there were no known cases in England then. Somebody somewhere isn't telling you the truth about why it wasn't done in time.

coconuttelegraph Sat 25-Apr-20 20:35:09

But his tax year runs from August to August apparently due to when he started confused

No it doesn't there's only one tax year, it's the same for everyone.

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