Extra Statutory Concession A19

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xtra Statutory Concession A19 has been making headlines lately after HMRC recently campaigned to end ESC A19 altogether. The suggestion was to discontinue accepting situations where affairs weren’t in order for various reasons and where out of the ordinary events had led to a tax payer’s affairs being in disarray.

However, under pressure from accountants, HMRC has decided to leave the extra statutory concession A19 as it is while suggesting the system becomes more impartial and simple.

Extra Statutory Concession A19 History

In part certain PAYE issues involving tax codes led to the calls for change in the first place. After the events of 2010 when PAYE coding notice problems were uncovered with Millions Affected by PAYE Mistakes HMRC has been keen to streamline the process of Extra Statutory Concession A19 which has caused a surge of conversation on the topic.

The Future of Extra Statutory Concession A19 (ESC A19)

It seems as though HMRC decided to move the focus of entirely correct submissions onto the tax payer but has backtracked somewhat on the issue at the present time. The likelihood is that HMRC will continue to highlight the issue surrounding ESC A19 for some time until a suitable alternative can be found.

  • More information about the Extra Statutory Concession A19 can be found by visiting the HMRC website here.
Ricky Steedman