Still gathering requirements...
I too received the same letter as Bluerover on Thursday last week. I was working through Sanzar Partnership for 6 months in 2008/9 (and then for a couple of months through Sanzar Solutions in 2009/10). Through reading these threads I found out that Sanzar is now Garraway Consultants, so I contacted them and they referred me to Contractor Helpdesk who then said that Cobham Murphy could help me lodge an appeal if I sign to let them act as my temporary adviser. They said this wouldn't cost me. Has anyone heard of Contractor Helpdesk and/or Cobham Murphy?
I have also spoken to my accountant who said he would look at all the paperwork for free and advise me what he thinks I should do, but his initial reaction was "I'll work out what you should have paid..." Er..no I don't think so.
Reading the HMRC website I can't see how the Discovery Assessment they have sent me is legal. I sent them all the details of the loans in my 2008/9 tax return and was fully expecting them to query it, so I kept some money back for it for a year afterwards and they never did. To raise a Discovery Assessment they have to have "discovered" some new information don't they? Or have I misunderstood that?
I used these schemes for 8 months and started to feel uncomfortable about it so stopped.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this issue so far, which has calmed me down a bit over the past few days
Last edited by Penguin; 15th February 2013 at 20:15.