Long time member, sometimes contributor, but first question so please be gentle!
My sole trader client was made bankrupt in March 2018 (now discharged) and amongst others, had a VAT debt of approx £12k.
He re-started his sole trader business and is now in a position where he may be required to register for VAT around Feb 2020.
He/we are also exploring the possibility of incorporation.
Does anyone here have any experience of whether HMRC would regard his bankruptcy to be relevant?
And also whether they would demand a security deposit/bond against his registration?
I am loathe to phone HMRC as we all know that their advice can be wrong.
Thanks in advance