Mileage Allowance for Home to Work

I have a new client who works as a small electrical contractor for just one firm. He thinks he can claim a daily meal and mileage allowance, as he says his colleagues claim this through an umbrella company. I have advised this is not an allowable tax deduction, and if he insists on claiming, he does so at his own risk. Client now does not communicate, I have completed his company accounts and need payment for my time, though he has not given me an authorisation code. I think he has not previuosly paid any Corporation tax as he did not even know what his correct UTR was. I feel I will have to issue a county court summons in order to get my money, as it does not appear likely he will meet me to sign off accounts.

I think I may have other clients claiming mileage for home to work. The point is I am worried about losing them as well. Another client is putting through what I think are may private transactions through their company bank account, I have queried this but no response. I lost my job once because directors were putting through large private transactions which I found unnacceptable.

The point I am making now is that you try to do the right thing by operating within the law and take the risk of losing clients - it is depressing. Do I just turn a blind eye or what?

 

 

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George Attazder |
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It might be allowable

ACDWebb |
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ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

Thanks for this. It is not a

tony lecart |
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My thoughts

dreamcatcher |
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Unresponsive clients

tony lecart |
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It sounds..

dreamcatcher |
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Check Umbrella Company Rules

hertsaccountant |
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I am not sure about this either

tony lecart |
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Why are you so sure he cannot use temporary workplace rules?

Steve Holloway |
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agree with Steve and ...

Red Leader |
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Oh yes...

George Attazder |
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It is possible to put through

paymatters |
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24 Month Rule / 40% Rule

stratty |
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Have you considered IR35?

vinylnobbynobbs |

Most umbrella companies apply

paymatters |
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Could someone explain me how

Agnieszka |

Home to work is not allowable

ACDWebb |
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thank you

Agnieszka |

Check your initial premise! ....and some other points

fpurves |
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