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Hi there I work in employment law. Can you give me a little more detail about the situation please.
Specifically what date you are referring to and why it is needed. Also if you can describe the relationship and position of parties involved that would be helpful.
Have you paid the self employed person in full and they want you to pay their tax or have you paid them minus the tax but don't have details to pay for it. Or what has been paid?
Did the same person cause the £1,600 damage and do you have anything in your terms and conditions to make contingency for this?
If you are paying someone who is self-employed, you cannot and should not be able or liable to pay their tax this is completely their own responsibility. In terms of the payment, once you have agreed a price then they have made a binding agreement and cannot change this without both parties consent. In terms of the. £1,600 damage as a self-employed person then they have to be responsible for any damages they have caused (and should have insurance to provide such a situation) if they have caused the damage then this should not fall under being your responsibility. I would advise that you pay them the price they have initially agreed to do the job for, allow them to deal with their own tax issues (as you have no liability for this) and they will also have to pay for the damage. If the third party is asking you to pay for the damage I would advise that you ask them to get the repairs or replacement done by the self employed person, if they have charged you then I would pass the costs on to the self-employed individual.
Has this answered your question?
You do not have any tax responsibility to the self employed person. They should simply furnish you with an invoice for payment the same as you would pay for any service. If a company sold you sealant you wouldn't have to inform HMRC that the company supplied it to you and they are liable for VAT. Request an invoice from the self employed person pay it and the rest of the tax issues are their own responsibility.
I hope this helps and best of luck with everything.