Hi Sam thanks for the quick reply. It's a long story but I was employed by the company for around 10 years. I left and went to work for another hire company for 12 months. I came back to company on a self employed basis because the owner wanted me to do sales, the MD at the time didn't want me back as I wouldn't listen to his managment style. So I ended up self employed because of this. I was then set on as an employee in 2012 when the owner finally sacked the MD. I m employed now as director of operations. The vehicle rental company has ended up dissolved since last year. I contract hired 3 cars off them in the space of 3 years at a cost of 400 + vat per month. I paid for all the running cost ontop of this fuel tyres services. I invoiced 2000 per month to the plant company and 1000 to van hire company. I would spend between 150 to 200 per week on fuel as I travelled all over the country everyday. Covering the whole uk.
I never informed hmrc that I was self employed because I didn't know I had too.
The company pays me monthly and now deducts my tax and ni
I have always been paid sick pay and holiday pay from the company even when self employed. There was no doubt I should have been employed from the very start. The company has changed its name 3 times since I worked for it back in 1995. It went bankrupt and simple set up the next day in another name. I have been receiving fines for not submitting my self assessment claims for over 12 months now.
The hmrc set me a paper tax return to complete. The van hire company was linked to plant company by the shareholder.
Owner of the plant company had 50% share holding in the van hire company. I cannot rock the boat or I will loose my job my employer is pretty ruthless.