I have received a call from a prospective client, who has received a generic letter from HMRC for payments received from a particular well known large provider of payroll to contractors. The lady received part pay on a payslip and the rest as a 'loan,' minus a charge for processing during June to December 2016.
The client arranged for me to speak with the payroll provider, and when I phoned the company up, they are adament that as they were the 'Direct Employer' and as it is relating to events prior to April 16, the lady should do nothing, as by contacting HMRC back, will result in them delving into the information for analysis of the situation.
Surely she will now have to declare this disguised remuneration? Any advice appreciated.