I have a Ltd Company client who has no prospect of paying a £10K coporation tax bill due 1st January. The reason for this is that he funded very expensive private medical expenses (not of a cosmetic nature) straight from dividends out of the Company. This bill relates to the year ended 31st March 2012 and trhere will be another similar liability for the forthcoming March year end that will also not be able to be be paid.
I cannot help but think that Revenue and Customs are not going to be sympathetic despite the medical condition as its a case of living to your means and had he been salaried the medical expenses would not have been possible.
Despite my view, I do not know what to do next. Client is talking about walking away but I do not know of the ramifications given his deliberate avoidance of paying his tax.
Would he be directed to an insolvency practitioner at this stage to close the whole thing down or are there any other views of what should now be done.