I am employed full time, but I also write and submit short stoeis, and I am working on a novel,in my own time. I have been doingthis for about 10 years, and fill in a Self E,ployed tax form eeach year. At first, i illedin a full form, but then the Inspector hanfling it, ( my wife was a tax officer where my tax records were kept, hence, my form was dealth with by an Inspector ) told my wife I only neededto fill in a 3 part form. Income, Expecditure, Profit/Loss. If profit = pay tax If loss = set losses against tax paid on earned income and get a refund. For several years, making losses, I have filled in a simple 3 part form, and received a refund. However, my tax records were sent to the North, I work in Portsmouth for BAE, and since then I have had hassle and had to request refund each year. Last year, an Inspector dealt with the forms and told me I should fill in a full form to get a refund as the 3 part is only for carrying forward losses. I have checked with Writers and Artists publication, and online, and they agree that I should be able to get a refund against earned income tax paid. This year I have been sent a 3 part form again. I am thinking that the Inspector is under the impression I am a Hobby Writer - not a serious writer. I have had short stories published and had many more rejected! I have submitted several novels to agents, and to competitions where an agent or publication has been the prize, and not been successful. So, can you advise me if the original Inspector was correct and this one in error, and if so, how to convince him that I am correct. Thank you Geoff XXXXX (Struggling Best Seller Author! )
Hope you get the money.
The connection I had was a bit iffy. Kept losing googlemail in the middle of reading an email! It took so long to transfer the money I thought it had broken again. So, contacted the company to make sure things were working. Then, got back and found your answer!
However, now have a 4G system, and it seems to behave itself!
Been communicating with the people to ensure you do get the payment.
Thank you again for your help.