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Submitting SA for Brit now resident in Malaysia

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Hello all,

A friend of mine had a letter from HMRC asking for a SA for 2016/17 dated 28th November. My problem is that he is now resident in Malaysia and the letter took 7 weeks to get to him.

I'd like to submit on his behalf but I'm aware of the fact that any signed document going back to HMRC authorising me is going to take a similar amount of time in the postal system, which will take him well over his 3 month grace period.

He doesn't have a Government Gateway as this will be his first SA. Again we could set one up, but the authorisation code for SA would be timed out by the time it wings it's way to Malaysia.

HMRC have a list of software that I could subscribe to in order to file on his behalf without being authorised, but I honestly do not know where to start with looking for the most suitable. Also, he would be the only client on there and so suddenly it would become a big expense for me.

Does anybody have any ideas  / advice on the best way to solve this problem.

Many thanks in advance.

Linda

 

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  • # 116349

Hello Linda,

The first thing to check is that your practice licence covers you for self assessments.

When I first started doing Self Assessment I only had one partnership return that I need to submit, so I went with Andica Ltd, and bought a single P800 licence.

This could probably work for you too.  If you are only planing on doing the one Self Assessment then it is only £12.95+VAT for the a personal submission, and you don't need authorisation to complete this, just his UTR.  

You'll need to complete the P109 form as he isn't resident in the UK.

Hope that helps.

Torben

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Thank you Torben.

That is a huge help. My friend signed up to a TaxFiler account but you need a Government Gateway to file so we were back to square one.

Passed my ICB SA exams last year so I'm good to go with Andica - £12.95 is an ideal price point and good to know in case I stumble across another client in far flung climes!

Thanks again.

Linda

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Hello Linda,

You only need to have a gateway account for your self, with Self Assessment authorisation.  Which you will need anyway if you plan on submitting SA online.  This normally only takes a few weeks and every thing is sent to you.

Once you have your gateway account setup, you will only need your clients UTR to submit it on his behalf.

Torben

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