New client with higher-rate income owns a Furnished Holiday Let - got married a couple of years ago and says the husband, a basic-rate taxpayer, now "runs the business" and has declared half of last year's earnings on his return. Apparently the previous accountant was satisfied that the property was jointly-owned by dint of their marriage, however they have not produced any paperwork indicating joint ownership. Moreover, I recall a conversation about a pre-nup whereby she retained sole ownership of the FHL. As such, I can see no justification for the income to be his and have suggested refiling last year's returns reverting the income solely to the owner. Client then denied the conversation about the pre-nup.
They're trying to pull a fast one, right? #disengage