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    Default READ ME before choosing your umbrella

    Read this first before picking up the phone.

    Guidance (on) Providers of Tax Avoidance Schemes (POTAS)

    And read this as well 10 things you need to know about tax avoidance

    Be aware that by using a legitimate umbrella that will pay the expected amount of tax and NI, you will receive approximately 65% of your day rate.

    If you pay less than 35% tax (>65% take home) then I would imagine HMRC are NOT receiving PAYE amounts and will come after you for the gap.

    There are sanctions and fines that HMRC can impose on these dodgy providers, but I've never heard of any company being caught and I don't know anywhere where these penalties are published, and that's the main deterrent in my book.
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    If someone wanted to complain to HMRC, is there a phone number to call?
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    Some things in Moderation

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    Hmmm.. Good question - I'll have a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Hmmm.. Good question - I'll have a look.
    Here you go https://www.gov.uk/government/organi.../tax-avoidance
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucycontractorumbrella View Post


    I just tried to call this. The conversation: -
    them: HMRC counter avoidance
    me : is this the right number to report a tax avoidance scheme?
    them : errr - might be. where did you get this number?
    me: internet
    them : errr - I will ask

    Someone else then came on the line and filled in a form which I was told would be passed onto a specialist investigation unit.

    I asked if there would be any feedback and was told that there would definitely not be. I then pointed out that myself, and many others on CUK, feel that HMRC do not do enough to tackle promoters. I was told that this was well beyond his pay grade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I asked if there would be any feedback and was told that there would definitely not be. I then pointed out that myself, and many others on CUK, feel that HMRC do not do enough to tackle promoters. I was told that this was well beyond his pay grade.
    Maybe snail mail might be worth a go - apparently, they respond better to the old fashioned way of communicating

    HMRC Fraud Hotline
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