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Invoice from slovakian builder

Is inovice from slovakian builder valid expense?

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I am preparing a tax return for my client and amoung invoices from his subcontactors, there are few invoices issued by slovakian builders who came over to UK, did their job and left,  However, their invoices are with their business details in Slovakia.  My client assures me that these people run legitimate businesses in their country, but I worry about these invoices without UK UTR number.

What is your take on that?   Can these invoices be treated as legitimate expenses?

 

Thank you for help (appreaciate it is busy time!)

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By Rammstein1
21st Jan 2020 16:53

They should have a UK UTR if they would have been under the CIS scheme.

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By Matrix
21st Jan 2020 17:01

Yes of course but you should advise your client that the CIS returns could be wrong and HMRC could come after him for the unpaid CIS which he may not be able to recover. And make sure he tightens up his verification procedures.

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By lionofludesch
21st Jan 2020 17:12

Sounds like step 1 is to check that the client is following the rules ......

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By Matrix
21st Jan 2020 17:40

But, IMHO, that doesn’t change the fact that it is a business expense.

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By lionofludesch
21st Jan 2020 17:53

Matrix wrote:

But, IMHO, that doesn’t change the fact that it is a business expense.

No, absolutely not.

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By joanna tutus
21st Jan 2020 17:57

Thank you all
I should have mentioned he did not operate CIS scheme.
It looks very worrying to me!

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By joanna tutus
21st Jan 2020 18:10

Thank you all
I should have mentioned he did not operate CIS scheme.
It looks very worrying to me!

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