Writing to the tax man

HMRC have published guidance on headings which should be used when writing to them. This will help speed up replies…all to the good.

Their advice is here


and the details are here

Primary level headings Secondary level headings
  • Agent no longer acting
  • Allowances and reliefs
  • Calculation queries
  • Cessation of a source of income
  • Complaints
  • Deceased case/bereavement
  • Employer correspondence
  • Employer penalty appeal
  • ESCA19 request or employer error
  • Information requests
  • Insolvency/bankruptcy
  • Loss claims
  • New source of income
  • PAYE coding query/amendment
  • Progress chasing correspondence/repayments
  • Self Assessment appeal
  • Self Assessment/PAYE repayment claim
  • Self Assessment set up or close record
  • Self Assessment statement query
  • Self Assessment tax return amendment
  • Self Assessment tax return request
  • Appeals – penalty appeals
  • Appeals – surcharge appeals
  • Capital allowances
  • Capital gains (inc Principal Private Residence Elections and quoted shares)
  • Chargeable events
  • Discovery assessments
  • Double Taxation Relief
  • Film losses
  • Foreign income (Foreign Tax Credit)
  • Investment club
  • Trading losses
  • Overpayment relief under Schedule 1AB
  • S33 trading losses
  • Scholarships /grants
  • Share schemes
  • Special assessments
  • Venture Capital Trust/Enterprise Investment Scheme