I am in a bit of an accounting quandry brought on through burying my head in the sand. I have saved the tax money due by the limited company, so procrastination is to blame, not intention (however probably not a defence). I am a freelancer earning around 30k - so we are talking relatively small sums, if that makes an impact.
My limited company has been dissolved due to, I assume a lack of returns - as a director I have not been struck off. There were fines from companies house for late tax returns, but the company has been shut down. I also have not done any self assessment returns for the past 2 years. I am about to do these 2 late self assessment returns however am worried by doing so it may lead HMRC to open up an investigation into the dissolved company. It has been closed for around 8 months, it was my intention to bring it back but was advised not to do so by my accountant as it could bring on an investigation - I feel like they wanted me to sign up to their services as I have yet to have any other advice about these self assessment returns, and their impact.
When I submit my tax return, if I do this correctly money owed to HMRC/companies house will then be evident to HMRC - will these 2 years self assessment tax returns arise suspicion? ( I realise technically speaking a dissolved company cannot make a revised return - however it could conceivably brought back by HMRC) What I would like to do is report the money earned during these 2 years as self employed, meaning I pay my due taxes - can I do this? Would this arise suspicion?
Thanks very very much