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Correspondence

21 September 2004
Issue: 3976 / Categories: Forum & Feedback

 

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Construction Status Letter — More Thoughts

 

As the storm over enabling letters for the self employed rumbles on, another is brewing over status letters in the construction industry. We have received the following from David Smith of Accountax.

 

 

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Construction Status Letter — More Thoughts

 

As the storm over enabling letters for the self employed rumbles on another is brewing over status letters in the construction industry. We have received the following from David Smith of Accountax.

 

'Around 54 000 standard letters have been sent to contractors and subbies suggesting that following a "review" their tax status may be incorrect. It should be noted that these rather amateurish letters are all undated and unsigned. Accountax has established that no review of the terms and conditions of engagement have in fact been carried out by the Revenue at all and the letters are generated automatically because a contractor files returns showing the same names of subbies cropping up. As recent case law has demonstrated regularly contracting to one client proves nothing in terms of tax status.

 

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