Has anyone experienced all sub contractors being required to be verified and then HMRC systems repsonding with Unknown Subcontractor, which means a 30% deduction?
I have filed returns for this client who uses several subcontractors for many years. For month ending 5th May 2016, the subconctrator paid most frequently over the past couple of years was the only one on the successful return. This month 5th June all subcontractors required Verification and I had to either delete them or tick a box saying there was a contract in place. The verification then failed to find the one subcontractor left and came up with Unknown, but I am sure they are still in business with no changes to their address or status.
I suspect another HMRC disaster, but I would appreciate knowing if anyone else has had the same issue.