If you have filed a form to register as self employed, typically a CWF1 for a sole trader, SA401 for a partner or an SA1 for a Director – prepare for a long wait as HMRC advised a member of the Avanti team today that “many appear to have disappeared into the ether”
Avanti track all mail to HMRC, so in this case we were able to argue matters and dig a little further until the form was located and updated while we were on the phone, but if you have not used an agent, you may wish to check the status of your application.
If you have filed this yourself, it may be worthwhile contacting HMRC to check on the progress of your registration. Call or Tweet 0300 200 3310 / @HMRCcustomers
If in doubt, you may need to resubmit the form – always ensure that communication with HMRC is sent as signed for post. And that phone calls have a reference against them eg name date and time – obtain these references for your records.
Avanti can help clients with registering for self assessment , and take all of the leg work out of the application process. If you’re bored of battling HMRC and waiting in endless call queues, give us a call (08000) 388 799 to see how we can help you today.