Contractors who have worked through Darwin Pay Partnership now receiving letters from the revenue.

It appears that the revenue are now paying an interest in Darwin Pay contractors. In a recent piece listed on a popular contractor forum, a contractor stated the following:

I received a letter from HMRC Revenue & Custom on 15th Oct (Saturday) for an outstanding tax on the earning I had through umbrella company “DarwinPay Partnership” in 2010-2011. I have contacted Darwin and am waiting for the advice but would appreciate if you anyone has any piece of advise to offer. The tax due is 7,500 GBP and the deadline given is 14th Nov 2013. I am currently outside UK and it makes more difficult for me to apply for appeal.

Questions:
1. Is there any way I can reduce this tax if I can’t get rid of complete amount?
2. Is there any way I can pay this in monthly installments rather a full payment as it’s a quite big amount?
3. How should I file an appeal when I am outside UK and what information I need to put in the appeal? Thanks for help in advance.

Is this the latest company in a line of many that are being looked at by the revenue and leaving contractors facing large tax bills and potential fines?

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