An Indian pharmaceutical specialties has her lost her job, home and savings because of a tax error made by her former accountant.
Nisha Mohite, from Mumbai, India, has been working to develop anti-cancer drugs. Miss Mohite applied for indefinite leave to remain in the UK in 2016. But she was rejected under the bad character clause by the Home Office for failing to declare her income.
It was all fault of her accountant, who did not inform the department about her pre-declared employment income, for which she had already paid the taxes. The accountant also did not inform about her £15,300 self-employment income in 2010-2011, on the tax return forms.
Nisha’s point of view is that she says it was a very clear error. She said that why would she choose not to declare an income on which she had already paid the tax? And was picked up straight away by a new accountant she hired in 2013.
The HMRC accepted her £4,089 amendment, but she was still served her with a section 322(5) by the Home Office.
But the Home Office says that they do not find it credible that a fully qualified accountant would fail to declare the correct earning to HMRC.
Nisha’s right to work and rent in the UK were revoked, so she has been left homeless and jobless. She tried to apply again but again she was rejected.