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JustPlainStupid

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Post by JustPlainStupid » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:18 pm
Just when I thought it was all done!

Back at the end of July I contacted Freeman Jones to get a figure to close my IVA. They told me £6800 and that was to bring it up to 100p in the £. I paid the figure that I was given.

I've just had a call and they're now telling me that HMRC have lodged a claim for £3600 for unpaid tax assessment penalties for 2011 to 2013. There was an automatic entry on the IVA for £1 for HMRC.

My question is where do I stand with this?

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Post by Foggy » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:49 pm
By paying the settlement figure that your IP provided, you were basically agreeing to pay the balance of the debt, as it stood at that time .... unlike a full and final which would have drawn a line under it by creditors agreeing to accept the amount offered and calling it quits .... with the settlement, no one has called it quits and HMRC have put in a final claim, so the debt balance increased and that quoted amount no longer covers it.

HMRC are treated differently to other creditors, so I would advise that you have a word with the IP to see where things lay.
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Post by JustPlainStupid » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Cheers, Foggy. Sneaky! So would I have been better arranging it as a F & F, even though it would have been the full amount?

Oh well. I'm guessing they can't close it down now. I guess they must have contacted the creditors, told them I'd paid up and HMRC said "Ooo... hang on a minute..."

But a debt that's at least 7 years old that I have absolutely no communication about? They even gave me a tax rebate about 3 years ago.

I did ask the person I spoke to on the phone. She just gave me a reference number and the phone number for HMRC saying that I would have to take it up with them.

Oh well, I'll try and do a deal to pay it off over 3 months or something. At least I had one month without my IVA payments :D

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Post by Foggy » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:03 pm
BTW -- have a look here : post-of-the-month-t89629
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Post by JustPlainStupid » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:40 am
Ha ha! Thanks, Foggy! I saw the link and went there thinking it would be a meaty article about HMRC claims :)

I'm really honoured by that.

Cheers
Andy
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