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HMRC internal manual

Self Assessment Manual

Manage work: access to records: appeals handler - recovery office

The Appeals Handler is responsible for

  • Dealing with day to day appeals related work in the Recovery Office


  • Dealing with work items appearing on the ‘Review Informal Standovers’ Work List

The following table shows the functions linked to this role.

For details of how to access any of these functions, select ‘Index Of Functions’ on the left of the screen.

On accessing the function, system help is available to you at function, screen, field, and error message levels.

For ease of reference, functions are grouped under the following sub headings.



Maintain Appeal


View Compliance History

View Compliance Summary


Maintain Responsible Office

Retrieve UTR from D Reference


Amend Fixed Penalties

Maintain Return Summary

View Return


Maintain Payments On Account

Maintain Standover

View Payment Details

View Statement


Add/Amend Communication Name and Address

Amend Taxpayer Name and Address

Amend Taxpayer Signals

Case Summary

Maintain Capacity

Maintain Capacity Summary

Maintain Partner

Maintain SA Notes

Maintain Sources

Maintain Trade

Set Up Capacity Details

View Communication Name and Address

View Partners For Partnership

View Taxpayer Designatory Details

TP Agent

Amend Taxpayer’s Agent Details

Taxpayer New Agent Details

Trace Agent

View Agent Details

View Taxpayer’s Agent Details


Immediate Action Worklists

Office Worklist Summary

Operator Worklist Summary

Taxpayer Work List