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Employed Not self employed
John Henderson posed a very topical query on 7 September. His client was likely to be reclassified as an employee. If so, the employer will presumably be charged the PAYE and NIC that will be due. The client has meanwhile paid tax and NIC on a self-employed basis. Does he then have to submit an amended tax return to reflect the change of status, and would he then be able to reclaim the tax and Class II and Class IV NIC that he has paid?
There were some good replies to this query, highlighting the change in procedures since the Demibourne case. David Geldard stressed that, since that case decision, HMRC have standardi...