I would like to ask you about advice and information. We are a foster carer more than 3 years. Unfortunately up to day we have no self employment.
We did not get any information that we have to register self employment. Our Social Worker did not inform us when we begined fostering. When we started 1st placement in January 2016 we called to HMRC (because we had Working Tax Credit and we needed information about affect for that benefit) and your colleague asked us only about how much we have weekly our part of money. Office Worker informed us if will be less than 200 pounds per week will be ok and no affect for tax credit . No information about self employment ect.
But 2 days ago I found your HMRC Course - Start Your Own Business and I found information that we have to register self employment. We really did not know that, we really scared about penalty and affect for Child tax for our own children.
Ok it's very late but we want to fix that problem immediately, we don't want to hide anything. Of course I understand we have to open self employment but what about about previous years? How can we fix these problems?
I'm sorry for a mistakes, English is my second language.