I suspect like many others, having finally seen the end of the furlough claims and their ever changing rules, I am now pulling my hair out trying to retrospectively understand the shifting goalposts of the various SEISS grants.
I understand that as a professional, I need to have some comfort that my clients were eligible for the SEISS grants that they claimed before completing the SEISS section on the SATR. What would be really helpful would be to see the pages that my clients clicked through and the questions they answered when making their claims - the stuff I was specifically exluded from at the time. Is this available anywhere? Google isn't helping!!
The tax return I'm in the middle of is for a client who, in 2019/20, worked in a shop on a self employed basis and sold a few items in the shop. She purchased the shop in February 2020 with a view to working in the shop full time. When considering the impact of Corona Virus, am I looking at her self employed income or the expected shop trade (bearing in mind I do not have access to the shop's prior year trading figures).
SEISS 1 is easy - the shop was shut so she was struggling whichever comparison you go with. But after that, does she need evidence that the shop was doing less trade because of CV, or that she was personally doing less trade? Or, was she ineligible because she, sort of, changed trade - even though she was working in the same shop albeit now as the proprietor.
How are people broaching this with their clients? If I had the questions, it would be straightforward to walk through how she answered them and agree whether what she put was / wasn't reasonable. But I'm just wondering about in the dark here!! Trying to find answers takes so long, and it's not time that can be added to her bill which is more unpaid CV work!!
Any help much appreciated.