The Dentist Magazine.

HMRC letters to associate dentists over employment status

Published: 28/03/2018

The British Dental Association (BDA) is aware that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has written recently to a number of associate dentists indicating that they are reviewing the employment status of associates.

The BDA is advising dentists who receive a letter from HMRC to contact their financial adviser before responding.

The BDA is also requesting that dentists, including non-members, let them know if they have been contacted by HMRC. They should include a copy of the letter received if possible and an indication of their practising arrangements (NHS or private, and whether, for example, they work in a prototype practice).

You can scan or photograph the letter to attach it to an email and send it to Copies will be kept securely and destroyed after the work has concluded. The information provided will be used to help the BDA build a picture and dentists’ personal information will not be used.

The BDA is working with dental accountancy colleagues, will be monitoring developments closely and will offer further information and advice as and when there is more clarity around the scope of the HMRC process.