I am a self-employed freelance worker.
I have been investigated for the last 15 months, and have been investigated 2 times before (1 an short exploratory and 1 an in-depth), I was cleared in both of these. This time the IR has gone into great detail, and has said they want Â£13,000. I have always had an accountant (just after the 1st two investigations I changed accountants). I have always done my accounting the same way and was and never told to change it, until this investigation, which informed me I wasn't keeping enough details, which I have now changed.
I am not able to provide enough details of income into my bank a/c, the banks records don't go back that far, companies I worked for have gone out of business. I am though able to provide more detailed records of income in the last 15 months (Since the IR told me to change my record keeping). These show I have been paid for expenses (I do not claim for these from the IR) I pay into my bank accounts.
Sometimes companies pay an amount of the expenses before I depart on their programme as a float, and the outstanding amount after the event, some pay after the event, this could be any time between 3 weeks and 2 months before I receive it.
I know this isnÂ’t for the years in question, but hopefully this will show that I do receive floats and expenses from companies, and as I havenÂ’t changed my type of employment for 20 years, this has always been part of the make-up of my job.
I don't know if any one has any suggestion or help. As the IR isn't giving me anymore time I have to decide whether or not to go to the commission.