Hi, my husband's accountant was in touch today, he is only just doing his personal tax return despite being chased for this numerous times, it's obviously very late. He has advised that my husband incorrectly claimed 21k via the SEISS and it needs to be repaid in full. The text on the link he shared with us does state if you are employed via a limited company you are not eligible to claim through the scheme but I have seen some posts on here through panicked googling that suggests it might not be that black and white though it may well be in our circumstances.
My husband was solely employed via a limited company at the time and is the only company employee, paying himself a salary and via dividends. When filling out the information for the claim he answered correctly and truthfully as far as he is aware and it allowed him to claim. I realise it may have been incorrect to do so but this was a genuine error in terms of his understanding of self employed.
Can you please help clarify our situation as we are now very concerned at the amount we have to pay in a short time which we basically don't have and mid house move so also panicking about the implications of a tax debt on his credit report for our mortgage application.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as well as any professional referrals as we funnily enough arent too happy with the situation this has left us in with his current accountant and I'm loath to just blindly call HMRC for advice having seen that some of the operatives don't necessarily have detailed understanding of the scheme rules either from comments on this site.