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    OK I'll start :) I love a game of poker but...

    OK I'll start :)

    I love a game of poker but the stakes are very high for me and everybody else involved.

    To take a term from poker I think it is a semi-bluff. I think they are looking to...
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    Sticky: Never too late! Processing the app should take...

    Never too late!

    Processing the app should take a few days or so, see you there!
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    ^^ Couldn't sum it up any better than this. ...

    ^^ Couldn't sum it up any better than this.

    HMRC's modus operandi is divide and conquer. Their entire campaign to date has been to isolate people and make them feel that it's futile to resist,...
  4. Very Fair! Kind of like Pablo Escobar at the...

    Very Fair!

    Kind of like Pablo Escobar at the height of his power! The scheme providers are probably burying their money as well!
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    Hi CS, Yep I've had this fiasco going on for...

    Hi CS,

    Yep I've had this fiasco going on for many years now and know where you're coming from. I've had the same anger at how gullible I was but think that's all part of coming to terms with the...
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    Sticky: It's normally pretty good, but I know they are...

    It's normally pretty good, but I know they are super busy at the moment. Have you PM'd webberg on here with your question?
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    Sticky: You're not alone nocaster, and with Big Group you...

    You're not alone nocaster, and with Big Group you are in good hands.

    It's good to know you're not alone and there are many people in the fight - See you there!
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    I can't answer that Peasnall, you definitely need...

    I can't answer that Peasnall, you definitely need to take professional advice on this as you could make the situation worse potentially.

    I'm sure webberg will post at some point, he can give some...
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    Wrong you are responsible for your tax affairs....

    Wrong you are responsible for your tax affairs. The buck will stop with the individual.

    Whether or not Bedouin will sort anything out on your behalf is another matter. Unfortunately as I found...
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    What kind of demand did you get? is it an APN or...

    What kind of demand did you get? is it an APN or Discovery Assessment?

    If it's a Discovery Assessment you can usually appeal and ask for the amount to be put on hold.

    If it's an APN you need...
  11. Firstly no I don't think you should just accept...

    Firstly no I don't think you should just accept what they are saying. Nothing has been proven in any way and they are banking on the fact that people will 'go quietly'.

    From my own personal...
  12. Right.... supportive.... As supportive as HMRC...

    Right.... supportive.... As supportive as HMRC have been to all the APN recipients?

    Yet more victims of poor advice... Why are they not getting rid of the source of these problems!?
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    Nope no discount. The 'discount' offered during...

    Nope no discount. The 'discount' offered during the now lapsed settlement opportunity was that there were no penalties.

    You can understand why most opted out of that one :P
  14. “Mr Boswell told the Mail on Sunday the...

    “Mr Boswell told the Mail on Sunday the arrangement was common practice in his previous industry, adding: “As clearly disclosed in my register of interests,under the conditions of my contract, and...
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    Thank you both!

    Thank you both!
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    OK forgive me for being a bit dim here, but are...

    OK forgive me for being a bit dim here, but are they going to apply the SDC rules to T&C after April 16? Or if you are are outside of the IR35 rules as they stand currently you can still claim T&S?
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    Go to WTT Consulting | Tax Enquiry Specialists |...

    Go to WTT Consulting | Tax Enquiry Specialists | London

    There is an application form at the bottom.

    Any issues postback :)
  18. Hootman the Google group is no longer active - I...

    Hootman the Google group is no longer active - I would suggest joining Big Group instead.
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    Thanks for this Graham. I agree though full write...

    Thanks for this Graham. I agree though full write up should be kept confidential for obvious reasons.
  20. Oh it would make me chuckle if this is the case :D

    Oh it would make me chuckle if this is the case :D
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    ^^ This... Sums up my thought process exactly...

    ^^ This...

    Sums up my thought process exactly when I was trying to decide
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    I've got a similar exposure to you OP and...

    I've got a similar exposure to you OP and wrangled with wondering what to do for a long time in the run up to the settlement op deadline. It just felt like nothing had been proven yet and that I was...
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    Join us! We are legion!

    Join us! We are legion!
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    :D Except for multinationals like Facebook et...

    :D

    Except for multinationals like Facebook et al.
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    I really hope this turns out well... I feel like...

    I really hope this turns out well... I feel like I'm being mugged multiple times by the government at the moment!
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    Exactly! So they've made it so it's impossible...

    Exactly! So they've made it so it's impossible for anyone to fall outside of this :(

    But in that respect Supervision, Direction or Control would apply to any company/person working on a project in...
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    At the risk of getting shot down in flames, I've...

    At the risk of getting shot down in flames, I've tried to detail on a high level my job and typical setup on client site to prompt some further discussion:

    I am a Software Developer in Test. I...
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    Definitely something Graham could help with I'm...

    Definitely something Graham could help with I'm sure. Either way seek independent professional advice on this.

    Just a side note - HMRC are known to view these forums, so be careful what you...
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    Take some independent advice on how to reply to...

    Take some independent advice on how to reply to HMRCs letter. A lot of the stuff they are asking for is outside the bounds of what they should be asking for.

    Big Group can help with this.

    WTT...
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    Ah ok, well in that case seek some independent...

    Ah ok, well in that case seek some independent advice on answering these letters. Big Group can help with this.
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    Hi Phil, Is your scheme provider still around?...

    Hi Phil,

    Is your scheme provider still around? They may be able to help with the reply. Failing that I'd take some independent advice on what to do with the response.

    I saw you were looking...
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    Sticky: Yep that's the one. Any issues the email is...

    Yep that's the one. Any issues the email is info@wttconsulting.co.uk

    Look forward to seeing you there!
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    I'd say the Rangers EBT is the MOST like...

    I'd say the Rangers EBT is the MOST like contractor EBT schemes. HMRC have been losing the argument that loans are not loans all the way down the path with this case.

    I don't think HMRC have taken...
  34. Ha! yeah a bit difficult to go back in time......

    Ha! yeah a bit difficult to go back in time... Although HMRC have done just that with their retrospective nonsense!

    Common feeling for a lot of us here as well. If there were some sense of...
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    Sticky: Hey Gaskie, If you send an email to...

    Hey Gaskie,

    If you send an email to info@wttconsulting.co.uk they should get back to you with details of how to register.

    You've joined a good group taking the fight to HMRC - United we stand :)
  36. Hi, That group is no longer active. I...

    Hi,

    That group is no longer active.

    I would suggest joining Big Group if you would like group representation

    WTT Consulting | Tax Enquiry Specialists | London
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    They will be coming after the PBT years the same...

    They will be coming after the PBT years the same as any of the EBT years.
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    Sticky: IMHO I would get out ASAP and go back to Ltd Co....

    IMHO I would get out ASAP and go back to Ltd Co.

    All of the schemes you have read about in this section are being targeted by HMRC, so they will come after the money at some point. The first step...
  39. Thread: darwin pay

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    The more the merrier shaunb - Better to stand...

    The more the merrier shaunb - Better to stand united than alone...
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    You have 90 days to either pay it, or arrange...

    You have 90 days to either pay it, or arrange time to pay. It's an enforceable debt so there is no option other than pay or appeal against its validity.

    Failure to pay, as webberg says above is...
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    This has happened across the board with most...

    This has happened across the board with most scheme providers, there are very few that are taking any sort of responsibility. We are all in the same boat here and have had time to adjust to this...
  42. Great article, nicely balanced as well :) Come...

    Great article, nicely balanced as well :)

    Come on over to Big Group - The more the merrier!
  43. Especially since the most recent budget. There's...

    Especially since the most recent budget. There's gonna be a renewed effort on IR35 and also claiming expenses for subsistence and travel.

    Remember the three magic words - supervision, direction...
  44. Yep join Big Group, many of us taking the fight...

    Yep join Big Group, many of us taking the fight to HMRC :)
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    Sticky: You can throw money at me! As Webberg says...

    You can throw money at me!

    As Webberg says join Big Group, no need to throw any great sums of money either ;)
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    Think this has been posted in the wrong section?...

    Think this has been posted in the wrong section? This sub forum is for EBT scheme enquiries.

    In relation to the question though - As long as you have the receipt you are fine. HMRC are not...
  47. Hi, With regards to the 07/08 claim you must...

    Hi,

    With regards to the 07/08 claim you must request a copy of the discovery assessment that they sent you. This will be dated and 'proof' from their part that they sent it to you. Check that the...
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    I assume 20% corp tax and 32.5% tax on higher...

    I assume 20% corp tax and 32.5% tax on higher rate dividends
  49. Yep much better! Whichever route you decide to...

    Yep much better!

    Whichever route you decide to go try to get copies of your bank statements for all of the years you've potentially got coming. Reconcile them and get the totals for each tax year...
  50. 10/11 tax year allowances were: Personal...

    10/11 tax year allowances were:

    Personal Allowance: £6475
    Basic Rate (20%) £35000
    Higher Rate (40%) up to £150000
    Even Higher Rate (50%) over £150000

    Only reason you'd be taxed at 50% is if...
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