Over £285,000 was fraudulently claimed, with the accountant personally benefitting by up to £110,000. He has been sentenced to 43 months in jail.
Amjad Ali, 65, whose business was based in Longsight, used his client’s details to create fraudulent online self assessment income tax returns. In the majority of cases, he added non-existent employee travel and subsistence expenses, with some including fictitious pension details and fake self-employment work. Ali admitted that over five years he had claimed more than £285,000 in fraudulent income tax refunds as a result of these fictitious tax accounts