In New York

In New York

Monday, 30 November 2015

The Taxman Cometh

So the newest anxiety has been provided by the Tax Office and we have received a series of demands for unpaid PAYE. Well the thing is we don’t owe them anything as Roch does not employ Amelia, she is self employed. Because our lovely Jenny was employed by Roch, and he did pay PAYE on her behalf, they have presumably made a calculation for this year based on this amount. You’d think it would be easy to sort out, yes? Well, think again folks, because they never answer the telephone and give no email address for a response. After numerous attempts to contact them, Roch made the payroll people at Hestia aware of the problem and they have also failed to respond to him. 

It appears that the only way to contact the Tax Office is to pay up. 

We have now received a demand for £1800 from the tax office and apparently if they don’t receive the money before the deadline of 25th November (letter received on 25th November), they are threatening to send the bailiffs round.
So any day now. What on earth are we to do?

Roch has written to our MP - who has not yet responded. 


  1. So sorry to hear that you have this to contend with. As if you didn't have enough stress in your life anyway.

    I can't suggest anything to help you I'm afraid. I didn't get any help from our local MP so I'm hoping that you have more luck. Have you tried Citizen's Advice or Help the Aged - they both gave us more help than any other organisation.

    1. Thanks Eileen. I suspect we may have to pay up and see if it's possible to have the monies refunded. Literally expecting a knock on the door any day now.
      Thanks for reading and commenting. Your support is very welcome x