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  1. Ticking time bomb is spot on. HMRC have already challenged various sectors of the economy, and their "self employed" assertions, including the TV/film industry, agency workers, plumbers and other areas of the construction industry. Their examinations are not likely to stop any time soon so keep it in mind. Stay safe.
  2. Thought you might. Well, you are now aware of what HMRC has in their minds so you are at least forewarned. Good luck with it all. Just make sure you keep some sort of spreadsheet etc for your income and expenses. It's your call how simple or complex your records are. Remember the object of this - you are signing a Tax Return that you can substantiate is as accurate as it can be to "the best of your knowledge and belief".
  3. I see. You appear to be under the associate agreement but everyone here knows that HMRC are reviewing ALL situations where someone claims to be "self employed". Dental practices are part of this review and HMRC have been actively looking into dental agreements for at least the last two years. You must be very, very cautious about the agreement between you and the practice principal. When cases have come to court (often under employment law not specifically tax law) differing decisions have been made. Not all dental agreements are the same. The manner in which you and the principal wo
  4. bitemarx - one thing that worries me about this is your statement that the person/organisation hiring you has demanded that you work as self employed. You are either self employed or employed. Fact. it's not a "choice". If the manner in which you work indicates that you are employed then that is what you are. If you work in a situation as self employed whereas, in reality, you are actually employed then you could be on dodgy ground. You ought to seek proper professional advice from a chartered tax advisor (CTA). Not someone who tells you to "come back later". What tax advisor
  5. Appeals are possible but need to be made in writing within 30 days to be considered. https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/self-assessment-legal-framework/salf307 About three quarters of the way down ....this ..... Appeals against the imposition of a surcharge Section 59C(7) to (10) The taxpayer may appeal against a surcharge, but must do so within 30 days of the date on which the surcharge was imposed. In general the normal review and appeals procedures apply (see ARTG2100), but the grounds of appeal are confined to showing that the taxpayer had ‘a
  6. Not December. It's 31st October if you file on paper. No. You would be wise to get some professional advice to set you on the right track even if you do things yourself later on. Maybe. As your income is low you may be thinking of the NI "Small Earnings Exception" (SEE). Look here for basic advice on how NI works .... http://www.litrg.org.uk/low-income-workers/self-employed/checking-your-national-insurance-contributions-nic The SEE is under the section about Class 2 NI payments. For a refund you should write to HMRC confirming: your National Insura
  7. You simply start work and keep records of the income and expenses of your new self employment. You are required to tell the taxman that you have started. This will tell you what to do ..... http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/selfemployed/register-selfemp.htm At the end of each tax year (5th April) you will be required to file a Tax Return giving details of your income, expenses and self employment profits and any other tax related income & gains. Send invoices for all work you do and claim as many expenses as you can. Remember you can claim any expenses you wish so long as the a
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