My client ( a lady in her 60s) used to work for a pub in the tax year 2009-10. She earned there roughly £4k. In the year the pub changed its ownership so she was given p45 with the £4k figure shown. In the "new" company ( still the same management, place, etc) she earned £2. However the second employer declared to HMRC that she earned in this employment £6k ( we only found out when we started investigating this).
She does not have p45/p60 from that second employment. She was not given one. However she is well organized and keeps all payslips.
HMRC started chasing her for an underpaid tax for that year ( on that £4k). She was above the threshold as also had a 3rd job.
That pub no longer exists ( superstore instead). How can she prove she did not earn the money? All wages paid into the bank but HMRC said they are not interested in that ( or payslips).
Any comments/help much appreciated!