I was a self employed carpenter until I went to university in 2007. I graduated with MMath in 2011 and am now studying for a Phd in applied maths. I believed my tax affairs were up to date and received a letter from HMRC that they no longer intended to send me any tax return forms. However, it seems that I didn't do one for 2006/7. Initially HMRC sent me an extortionate bill with fines etc for the time I was at Uni and each year that I hadn't sent a return. My accountant managed to sort some of that out for me, but unfortunately I lost my receipts etc for the last year of work, when I moved house. I believe my average annual tax bill was maybe a couple hundred pounds per year prior to 2007. Now Rossendales have sent a threatening letter claiming £1604.67. They are not the only company HMRC has given my personal details to. I currently live on my postgraduate stipend (about £14000 p.a., and maybe average £100 per month for teaching duties (which is taxed PAYE).
OK, thanks...do you have any advice...its a complete waste of time trying to talk to HMRC (I've tried before), and I absolutely will not reply or have anything to do with the debt collector. I currently have £200 to last til the end of March, but I will give you a (modest) tip.
Ok, thanks...I'm not worried about seizure of goods, 'cos I don't have anything of value, and live in an old railway goods wagon in a field on a hill in Wales. They'll have a problem even finding me. You've been very helpful