HMRC are issuing reminders to those individuals with outstanding Disguised Remuneration Loans.  Where they have a Loan Charge they have to report by 30 September. 

Many taxpayers will have settled with HMRC in the intervening years and may have repaid the loans and taken the hit on the tax.  Others are still in discussions with HMRC about the amount due to be paid in PAYE, NIC, interest and penalties.

For those that have not reached agreement, the 30 September deadline is looming.  It is unlikely that there will be any further shifting of this date, as it has been known since before the filing deadline in January 2020.

There is an online form that has to be completed either by the taxpayer or their agent but they will need a Government Gateway user ID.  If the individual does not have a personal tax account set up, then now is the time to get this actioned.  Identification can be done online with passport or driving licence, rather than waiting the week for the post.

Paying the Tax

There remains the option to pay the tax over 3 years and this can be requested on the form.

If you believe that you have a Loan Charge outstanding and require assistance in completing this form or liaising with the Settlement Team, please contact Lucy Orrow.

The views expressed in this article are the personal views of the Author and other professionals may express different views. They may not be the views of Lambert Chapman LLP. The material in the article cannot and should not be considered as exhaustive. Professional advice should be sought in connection with any of the issues contained in the article and the implementation of any actions.

Lambert Chapman Chartered Accountants

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