Hi I was wondering if someone could help me. I am an accounts assistant in a small practice. I was recently preparing a tax return for a client (Pizza Shop, Take-Away)
Whilst I was bored on my lunch break I had a nosy peak on Just Eat, noticed the client was selling through just eat. I informed my employer and notified them that we had not received the Just eat statements and I believe he has sales through Just Eat.
At first I didn't think the client was hiding his sales I merely stated this fact about Just-eat because they charge commission on their sales which is tax deductible expense. I mean I have had clients in the past who included their Just Eat sales among st their total sales and then gave me the Just Eat Statements separate to claim back the commission charges as an expense.
Few days later I got told just finalize the accounts the client has said he does not have just eat, so i went to my employer and showed him. I was basically just fobbed off. I was a bit annoyed because i was treated badly for just going out of my way and trying to get an extra tax deduct able expense claimed for the client which he had missed off. So I went back on Just Eat and started reading through the reviews, there are so many reviews on a daily basis that I believe he is evading VAT and not declaring his true sales.
Can someone advise me on what I should do here, I am sorry but I know its my job to save my client tax and I will more than go out of my way to do this correctly which in a way which would be allowable in the eyes of HMRC but this kind of blatant fraud I cant stand. I seem to have been shot down for doing my job correctly.