HMRC Addressing Months of Delayed Declarations
HM Revenue & Customs are believed to be cracking down on what has been described as ‘widespread abuse’ of the delayed declaration scheme.
With many companies not complying with the six month limit to make their final declarations, backlogs have led to the treasury being unable to collect hundreds of millions of pounds.
According to reports, lots of non-UK companies in particular have not submitted any final declarations at all.
The customs procedure, which has allowed businesses to defer their final declaration for up to 6 months after arrival, was introduced at the beginning of this year and will be replaced in January 2022.
We understand that the treasury has promised additional funds to resource ‘going after’ non-compliant companies. Meanwhile, HMRC are warning importers that have yet to file, to do so immediately.
If you need help with customs declarations, Jenkar provide a full range of services to support both the 2021 and 2022 customs border models. For further information, please contact a member of the team.