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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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star this property hansard heading Taxation: Self-assessment more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many late filing penalties HMRC collected from large companies in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
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Peter Dowd more like this
star this property uin 276208 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of penalties is to encourage taxpayers to comply with their tax obligations, to act as a sanction for those who do not, and to reassure those who do that they will not be disadvantaged by those who do not. Penalties are not used as a revenue-raising mechanism.</p><p> </p><p>Parliament determines the laws relating to tax and to whom they apply. HMRC apply those laws fairly and do not discriminate between different taxpayers or size of business.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC can apply a large number of different penalties, but they break down into three broad areas:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Automatic penalties for failure to meet a time-bound obligation, such as submitting returns or making payments by a specified deadline;</p></li><li><p>Penalties for failure to meet a regulatory obligation, such as the requirement to keep certain records; and</p></li><li><p>Behaviour-based penalties for inaccurate returns and documents and failure to notify taxable status.</p><p> </p><p>A penalty is not payable if a person had a reasonable excuse for failing to meet an obligation or took reasonable care to avoid submitting an inaccurate return.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC do not record data on penalties issued by size of business.</p></li></ul>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this