Signatures on tax returns

When we started on-line filing, we all agreed that we wouldn't submit any returns until we had a signed copy to hand.

I seem to recall reading that it was only neccesary now to have permission from the client to submit them (e-mail would suffice), but not sure whether this is correct.

I've always sent out the full returns for signature but last week, due to the snow and being in a country area, e-mailed the returns to some clients asking them just to print off the signature page and send it back. I also sent them summaries of their income which of course are far more detailed than the returns themselves. So it occurred to me, why not only send the signature page in all cases ? The clients never look at 'em, only the summaries, it would save a lot in postage both ways, not to mention paper and laser toner, and should HMRC want to see the return (which I've never yet known), the other pages can be printed off to accompany the signed page.

Comments, anyone ?

 

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We had a client ...

nogammonsinanundoubledgame |
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Steve Holloway |
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e-signing

djtony |

Depends on the circumstances

refs8 |

No need for any paper or even sight of a signed return or page.

Paul Scholes |
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I ask for agreement

petersaxton |
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I would just add ...

nogammonsinanundoubledgame |
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IR Mark

Euan MacLennan |
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Confidentiality

djtony |

I send a PDF of the final

FoxAccountancyServices |
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Add a password to the PDF

ACDWebb |
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Thanks, everyone

Eddystone |

Digita NetClient

petersaxton |
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Depends on your clients

Paul Scholes |
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Thanks, Paul......

Eddystone |

The password

djtony |

Forward the attachments back to you

GeorgeTaylor |

One for Euan

monksview |

A timely query

John Stokdyk |
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Snap

thacca |
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ICAEW webinar on e-signing and portal technology

David Owen |

Digita tax returns have the long IRMark on page 6

petersaxton |
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So does IRIS

Euan MacLennan |
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One hand for the ship and one for your self.

David Gordon FCCA |

and another thing

David Gordon FCCA |

Openspace

donnagreen |

I get the client to approve by email.

chatman |

IR mark on all pages

DMGbus |
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irmark

daveforbes |
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Which software omits the IR mark?

DMGbus |
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requirements for irmark and page numbering

daveforbes |
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IR Mark

Eddystone |

Changing a return after it is signed off.

chatman |

Yes, Chatman, but.............

Eddystone |

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chatman |

CCH Pertax

ACDWebb |
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@donnagreen

Paul Scholes |
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pdf

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