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I revenue wants my wife's Bank statments

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Postby Ghasaq » Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:48 am

my 2002/2003 return under enquiry by the local inspector.He inspected all the books & records and couldn't find any thing major. Because our household bills gets paid out of my wife's account, I transfer money from my business account to her personal account.The Inspector now wants my wife to provide him with her personal bank statments. Can he do so bearing in mind that she has nothing to do with the enquiry.
Please Help.
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Postby » Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:21 pm

Basically, not without good reason.

I strongly advise you to use a professional advisor, who will communicate with revenue for you. There may be something I am unaware of which came to light during the inspection.

Adrian Lawrence
Account Business management Solutions Ltd

Simon Sweetman
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Postby Simon Sweetman » Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:50 am

From what you have said, if the enquiry is into your tax return the inspector has no right at all to see your wife's bank statements, and indeed you have no right to send them to him.

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