How can CSA investigate me on figures I have absolutely no idea about?

October 3, 2019

I won’t drag this out and go into the behaviour of my ex partner and lies she has told.
I am self employed as a Landscaper, earnings are hit and miss.
As a result sometime good, but mostly way below average.
Long story short, my Ex went to the CSA and as they do, they’ve been hounding me at every opportunity.
I had an August review this year and as a result my payments went to £57 per week.
One would think all is settled, but no.
Yesterday I had a letter form the CSA Finacial Investigations Unit.
Asking to explain my earnings fro 2016 to 2017.
They have figures listed of what I’m supposed to have earned that year.
Which I find totally baffling as I had’nt entered a tax return as I had no earnings in that period other than a minor pension draw down.
I’ve not responded as yet, but how can they investigate me on figures I have absolutely no idea about.
I’m wary to respond without advice as everyone knows they are like a dog with a bone and won’t let go.
Any ideas/advice please.


One Response to “How can CSA investigate me on figures I have absolutely no idea about?”

  1. David Joseph on October 7th, 2019 4:43 pm


    The CMS simply cannot make a Calculation if you had nil income in 2016/2017. You have zero liability. As you yourself have stated, how can they ask you to explain fictitious figures you know nothing about? You simply need to be honest and tell them that you had no earnings during that financial year and that you did not submit a tax return for the said reason.

    They should stop hounding you but if they do not, please contact me at [email protected] for advice.


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