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HMRC internal manual

Enquiry Manual

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Penalties: formal determinations: cost-effectiveness

Where your enquiry includes periods before penalties under FA07/Sch24 or FA08/Sch41 were applicable, issuing formal penalty determinations will inevitably be more resource-intensive than including the penalties in a contract settlement.

Where the only penalties included in the settlement are under FA07/Sch24 or FA08/Sch41, there may be no advantage to be gained by entering into a contract settlement.

Either way, you should not normally settle your enquiry by contract settlement, unless this is easier than issuing formal notices.

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