I have completed my tax form early but didn't press 'submit' yet. I have to phone the taxman tomorrow.
Every year, the damn thing changes. This year, a bit popped up that said something about my notice of coding having an addon for underpaid tax for the previous year. The amount it stated as underpaid was 0.00 and there was a little box next to a question that said 'is this correct?'
Naturally I selected yes, because it was correct. This was not the best move, apparently.
Now I have a box on the account page saying that the amount of 0.00 is due immediately and if I don't pay it, it will accrue interest.
Not a big issue in itself. No matter what rate of interest they apply, the amount will remain zero. Forever. I'll never get rid of it. I'll be getting tax demands for 0.00 until the day I die.
Should I send them a cheque for 0.00? I suspect the computer won't let go of this until it has a cheque or other payment number attached to the amount so that it can mark the account paid.
I'm doing the return early because there's a tax on account bill due at the end of the month and I don't owe as much as they're asking for. Normally I'd let it go because it would cut down the amount payable in January, just after Christmas, but the Coagulation have decided to continue with smoker gulags so I'm not paying extra. Rather than risk getting the calculation wrong (getting it wrong can be expensive) I thought it easiest just to fill in the form.
I wasn't expecting the new trap question. I'm tempted, you know, to just send them 0.00 by online payment but the bank staff might look at me funny in the morning...
No extra tax from me this year. It's better off in my bank account.
Although now that the BS is under way, perhaps it'll be safer under the mattress.