Protective assessments: appeals
Under section 16(3) Finance Act 1994, the Tribunal is unable to hear an appeal against an assessment unless
- the amount of the assessment ‘has been paid or deposited’ to HMRC, or
- adequate security has been given for the payment of the amount, or
- the amount has not been paid or deposited because HMRC agree that the business would suffer hardship, or
- the tribunal agree that the business would suffer hardship.
If a business decides to appeal against a protective assessment, you should advise it to inform the Tribunal that we have agreed only to request payment if HMRC’s appeal is upheld.