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Subbie tells Revenue it will not pay

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A DISGRUNTLED subbie is threatening not to pay a tax demand after the Inland Revenue decided it had incorrectly classified his workers as selfemployed.

Groundworks contractor N Sexton was shocked to discover it owed over £11,000 after the tax man decided the men the firm had employed over three years up to April 2005 should have been on PAYE.

Neil Sexton, the boss of the £250,000 turnover North Yorkshire firm, said: 'They're the ones who gave the cards out, not me. I can't and I won't pay it. It's their system, not mine, and now they want me to pay for their cock-ups.' In a letter earlier this month a Revenue official at its York off ice wrote: 'I consider your groundworkers to be employed in respect of their past and current engagements with you.

This takes immediate effect.' Mr Sexton has been told he has until the end of the month to stump up the £11,358 bill.

An Inland Revenue spokeswoman said it could not comment on individual cases.