Not claiming expenses to boost a mortgage application

A self employed bricklayer client, under CIS, does not wish to claim expenses (mainly motoring at AMR) so as to increase his SA302 figure for a mortgage application. He is willing to for go an approx £1500 tax refund !  There would be no accounts for me to sign off  but I would be involved in preparing his Tax Return which would have an artificially high self employment profit figure. I am not at ease with this but I suppose no one is obliged to claim expenses if they do not wish to. I would appreciate any comments or guides as to whether not claiming expenses in these circumstances involves fraud or any other criminal activity.

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Interesting one

BKD |
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Legal for tax - BUTTTTTT

Owain_Glyndwr |
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I understand your disquiet

davidwinch |
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mortgage reference

zarathustra |
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Owain_Glyndwr |
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Legal for tax?

ShirleyM |
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As always, David

BKD |
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Many thanks for your replies.

stevehargreaves |

Difference between what is professionally acceptable, and what i

Owain_Glyndwr |
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Does he have adequate records to back up his AMAP claim?

Steve Holloway |
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Bit of conflict here

ShirleyM |
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Dishonest

Flash Gordon |
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Owain_Glyndwr |
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Don't confuse ....

BKD |
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Relevance

ShirleyM |
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Clarification

Owain_Glyndwr |
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A coincidence...

neiltonks |

Mortgage verification scheme

davidwinch |
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It's not pedantic

BKD |
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@BKD

ShirleyM |
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Reporting to SOCA (not)

davidwinch |
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Excellent, David

BKD |
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Thanks David

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Owain_Glyndwr |
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Fraud Act 2006

davidwinch |
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Sorry @OG & David

ShirleyM |
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Dishonest

davidwinch |
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Filing incorrect accounts

BKD |
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Dishonest v Illegal

Owain_Glyndwr |
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Going around in circles

BKD |
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Dishonesty isnt necessarily illegal

Owain_Glyndwr |
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OK - back to the original post

ShirleyM |
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Have a look at

Richard Willis |
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Australia

davidwinch |
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Principles

BKD |
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Consider Annual investment Allowance

Roland195 |

David

Richard Willis |
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Fine lines

Owain_Glyndwr |
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At last

BKD |
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Owain_Glyndwr |
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That's a very good point

BKD |
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.

BKD |
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Again many thanks

stevehargreaves |

Reporting under common law??

davidwinch |
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I've joined this discussion somewhat late

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@Bluffer

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