My company has recently applied for gross payment status under the new CIS, but the application was rejected as the Taxman says my personal income tax was paid late for 2005/06. I sent the tax payment on 24 January 2007, so how can this have been late?
This is a problem with the new CIS computer system, as one late payment of income tax should not make your application for gross payment fail. The tax office also should have received your cheque before 31 January 2007, the deadline for that payment. Unfortunately, your only option now is to appeal against the decision, although in this case, the Taxman appears to be completely in the wrong.