I do know the accountant: Purple Accounts
The bank will provide copies of the cheques, but at a cost of £5 per cheque. Because we do not know which cheques relate to staff payments (this is what i am being taxed on)we will have to have a copy of every single cheque issued for 6 years.
The third party witness is the friend who helped me to compile the cheques stubs and deliver them by hand to the accountant (Purple).
The tax office have informed my current (new!) accountant that the tax liability relates to payments to sub contracted staff. If I can provide evidence of payments to staff, the tax liability will shrink accordingly.
Thank you Jo,
Back to the original question: can I advertise the fact that the docs are missing and offer a reward in the hope that someone else has been accidentaly given them? At this stage I'm not interested in doing damage to the firm in question, just want my cheque stubs back!
We do not know for sure the date that we handed over the documents, although the person who accompanied me at the handover is willing to make a sworn statement to the effect that the documents were handed over. Does it matter that we do not have an exact date?