Actor in Cosmetic Treatment Tax Appeal Refused Anonymity

Actor in Cosmetic Treatment Tax Appeal Refused Anonymity HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are obliged to keep individuals’ tax affairs secret – but confidentiality generally does not survive an appeal. Exactly that happened in one case in which  well-known actor Martin Clunes sought to set off the cost of cosmetic treatment against his Income Tax was refused an anonymity order. The actor argued that the treatment was wholly and exclusively necessary for his trade. HMRC however refused to allow it as a tax deductible expense. During a preliminary hearing of the actor’s appeal against that decision, he sought to persuade the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) that there was no good reason…