Thanks for your question and I am so sorry to hear of the problems you are facing, alongside with the worry of your husbands health.
First can I ask you gas stated that you are self employed? The agency or HMRC?
Are you having tax and National Insurance deducted from the agency work, and did you receive payslips. On these payslips did you have a tax code operating (like 810L etc)
Did you contact HMRC when your state pension began, or receive form P161 to fill in, asking about your income position?
This information will help me establish what the position is.
I. In my nursing agency contract I am regard as a contract worker, I go to different NHS Trust to work on a daily basis.but by law I am still liable to pay tax and NI contributions and to be deducted at sourceSince 2008 October I did not pay NI contrib. because of age exemption ( 60).
2. Tax code is K131 and My NI is YS069644A /C
3. I did not remembered received any form from HMRC when I started to receive state penison October 2008. I did not realised I had to pay tax on my state penison.
Thanks for your response
Then what makes you think you are self employed ? AS you are an employee, entitled to claim expenses, that have been incurred through the performance of your duties.
So mileage is acceptable as is costs for car parking, you are also entitled to a flat rate expense for your uniform (laundering of)
Yes state pension is taxable, although tax can not be deducted from it directly, so it is included in your tax code, to cover it fully by your personal allowances (as seems to be the case now, but I would think this was not the case before)
However you may have a small course of action to appeal, as I am sure the unpaid tax has arisen due to the fact that either
1) State pension had not been included in your tax code number from 2008 to recent date OR
2) You were awarded two sets of personal allowances, one for the state pension and the other against the agency employment.
But the unpaid tax has NOT arisen due to you being treated as self employed, are you perhaps thinking that you have been asked to complete self assessment tax returns because HMRC think/assume this is the case? AS its not just self employed individuals who complete self assessment tax returns, they are issued for a variety of reasons.
Can you advise which is the case, then I can see if there is scope to appeal any of the unpaid tax that has arisen.
I would still like to assist you with your question, are you able to provide the information asked for ?