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My uncle BORIS gave up his bus driving at 55 and started a car wash business 11 months ago. His workers are 12 Romanian buxom wenches and they work from my uncles premises owned by his mistress.  BORIS pays their weekly invoice for services rendered namely washing vehicles. The girls are registered for self assessment freelance tax payers.  Boris wants me to handle the girls and his tax affairs.  I am concerned and think he should be told to operate paye for his workers.  Do I accept 13 clients or 1 client.   The girls bring their own buckets and sponges and scrub the cars according to their own assessment of the car in front of them.  Boris has no control over the girls  but he supplies the premises.  Are the girls paye or freelancers 

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By Chris.Mann
25th Dec 2019 18:14

Happy Christmas Anonymous. You do crop up in the most unusual places.
It could be unlucky to take the 13 clients. Just take comfort, in the one.

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By paul.benny
26th Dec 2019 09:02

Is this a serious question or trolling?

I'll give it the benefit of the doubt:

This is the sort of business space where people-trafficking and money-laundering are said to be rife, and I would imagine that even honest people can find it hard to stay legal. Even though it's family, you should ask yourself whether this is a business you want to be professionally associated with.

Whether or not you do take on the client, I agree with your assessment that PAYE should be operated.

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By legerman
31st Dec 2019 12:02


Whether or not you do take on the client, I agree with your assessment that PAYE should be operated.

Why? The Op says that Boris has no control over the girls, so I assume they can choose their own hours. The only thing supplied are the premises.

Does that mean I should also be paye when I visit the client's premises one day a month to bring the books up to date.

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By Tax Dragon
26th Dec 2019 09:57

Someone asked a couple of days ago for my Christmas cracker joke, so...

What do you get when you cross Mrbailey, one glass too many and the anonymous function?

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By penelope pitstop
28th Dec 2019 18:47

Karloff or Yeltsin?

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By lionofludesch
31st Dec 2019 12:16

Reminds me of the Rev I M Jolley sketch where he goes for a massage.

"I had a lovely massage and then the girl said 'would you like supersex?'

"I said, 'well, if it's all the same to you, dear, I'll have the soup.'"

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