This I found to my own cost when I started running a business. It being a very small business - I was a sole trader - I ran it from the third bedroom in our house, converted into an office.
One day, I got a call saying the VAT inspector wanted to visit. I made an appointment and, on the day - about mid-afternoon - she arrived. And when I say "she", I mean she, in every sense of the word. She was drop-dead gorgeous.
Anyhow, we toddled off upstairs to the
"Honest, she's the VAT inspector," I said...
I tell you, that European Union has a lot to answer for.