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I'm due to apply ILR via Tier 1 General route. I just

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I'm due to apply for my ILR via Tier 1 General route. I just realised that there's a difference of £6k between dividend income declared to HO at time of Tier 1 extension in 2013 and tax returns filed. This is due to the fact that additional out of pocket expenses incurred between application and tax year end were adjusted against dividend amounts.
I have a PEO in 3 weeks time, please can you suggest what's best course of action?
Many thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.

1. I know this might seem trite advice, but in this situation, you have to do the hardest thing of all and do nothing! Ultimately, a difference of £6k between your declared income from dividends and the taxable income amount is not going to be decisive in your visa application.

Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.

2. If the issue arises in the actual application at the public enquiry office, you can simply explain it then and state that there was a discrepancy because of additional out of pocket expenses. However, if you make a song and dance about it now, it calls into question the accuracy of all the rest of the documentation you have submitted.

Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.

3. Everyone makes mistakes and you can simply state that you made an error because the taxable amount was reduced by out of pocket expenses. This will be perfectly acceptable at the point of visa application.

Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.

4. Be aware, ultimately, that your visa application will not be dealt with upon the basis of what you earned from dividend income. So don't make a song and dance about it.

Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.

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