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.