Just putting this out there - so busy people please ignore.
Fate would decree that the first tax returns I do for 15-16 are for a partnership, and both their tax and Class IV liabilities come to £855. Being unsure about the new Class 2 rules I left things at that when I did the accounts, but now doing the tax our new friend Class 2 national insurance brings both my clients to a liability of £1000.35 - and my computer dutifully calculates the payments on account of £500.17. So we've gone from 860 quid each to two grand (I believe that's known as an Archer) each in the first half of 2017. I have previously dug around about how Class 2 affects POAs, but I can't see any special rules taking it out of the calculation, like with capital gains tax.
Screw that. I've taken a stern look at some adjustments for disallowed expenses, and by rounding things differently I've saved my clients 58p tax and NI each.
Do I report myself to SOCA? No - they are now the National Crime Agency. Agents for national crimes. Should I move to Panama before I do this? Should I change careers, perhaps becoming a shill for software companies? Should I just end it all?