Does anyone still do the 'black bag' jobs?

I just wondered if anyone still gets the 'black bag' jobs as I have just picked up a classic!

The client opened her business last October and has literally just chucked everything in a bag - invoices, receipts, cheque books, paying-in books, bank statements, the lot!

It's therefore about a year's worth of book-keeping and of course a set of accounts and tax return (eventually!).

I am just interested to know what sort of figure other members would charge if they were presented with this... I realise a lot wouldn't touch it with a bargepole but, for the ones that would, what would you charge to get the black bag to a completed set of accounts & ITR?

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Is she

Richard Willis |
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no...

jaybee661 |
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Give them a choice

petersaxton |
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Black bag?

Monsoon |
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Don't you just love 'em

Jimess |

Estimate the number of transactions

Figurate |
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Hourly rate

Owain_Glyndwr |
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Hourly rate

jaybee661 |
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Owain_Glyndwr |
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Play them at their game

petersaxton |
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VAT?

DMGbus |
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Clients should have a rough idea of sales

petersaxton |
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cparker87 |

Put it all on a spreadsheet.

lordburnside |

All The Time!

Robert Clubb |

Why not ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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how much has she earned

Tosie |

BLACK BAG

lordburnside |

Farm it out

eddiebye |

Maybe you should refer your client ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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@lordburnside - playing 'hunt the bank statements'

ShirleyM |
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HOW have they paid things?

zarathustra |
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brown paper bag jobs

david5541 |

Sorry, deleted post as posted

sheilb |

Interesting responses ...

JC |

I think ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Paper bag job

bigdave1971 |

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bigdave1971 |

BankLink

kat.bond |