Accountant charged with tax fraud

A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT has been charged with tax fraud, according to reports.

Kent-based Christopher Lunn, who advised television stars including BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce and actor Sean Pertwee, will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 15 August .

He allegedly overstated his clients’ accountancy fees through his tax practice, Christopher Lunn and Company, though it is not believed his clients knew of any wrongdoing, reports the Daily Mail.

He faces three other charges, all claiming he falsely brought forwards losses for several other companies in which he was acting as a director.

He also faces charges of falsely claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds in costs in the accounts of Christopher Lunn and Company.

Lunn’s son, Jonathan, an executive at the firm, said: “The company is pleased to have the opportunity to make its case in a neutral arena. We are also looking forward to proceeding with our third judicial review in relation to Revenue & Customs’ activities.

“And we await with anticipation the outcome of the adjudicator’s investigation with regards to the six counts of serious Revenue maladministration.”

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