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We have an Employee who has worked for us since 1/6/2011.This

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We have an Employee who has worked for us since 1/6/2011.This Employee has just discovered that their previous Employer of seven years did not pay any PAYE or Student loan deductions to the Inland Revenue Department.This Employee did not sign an Employment Contract or receive a payslip in the entire seven years. Our Employee is extremely worried that they will be liable for the monies that were not paid to Inland Revenue.

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christhelawyer : It is the employer who is meant to deduct the PAYE and other deductions, and hold these on trust for the employee and pay the money to IRD. So the employer has (at least in theory) got the money and should pay this to IRD. Your employee can contact IRD and complain that his PAYE and student loans were not paid, and ask IRD to chase his employer.
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