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Accountant Asking for Application

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By Tim Vane
16th Jan 2020 16:17

If it were your working papers then I would agree but since they are asking you for the letter that you sent to HMRC on the client’s behalf then the client, and by extension his advisers, have every right to see it.

If it were my client I would insist on seeing it. Rather than have an argument with you I would probably just ask the client to obtain a copy from you and you could not really refuse it could you? So why waste everybody’s time?

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By johngroganjga
16th Jan 2020 16:15

Does the mutual client not have a copy of the clearance application?

Is your only objection to providing a copy of the letter one of confidentiality only, which could be overcome simply by the client giving you authority to disclose it, or does it go beyond that?

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By bernard michael
16th Jan 2020 16:26

Why doesn't the client want the other accountant to have it??

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By johngroganjga
16th Jan 2020 16:42


Why doesn't the client want the other accountant to have it??

Unless I have missed something, I don’t think we have been told that he doesn’t. We are just told that the OP doesn’t.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
16th Jan 2020 17:00

If I was the ‘other’ accountant, I’d just make my client ask you for a copy.

Save yourself the bother down the line, ask the client if he wants you to release it.

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By WhichTyler
16th Jan 2020 17:13

It's up to the client but if I were them I'd want to be copied into all correspondence from my advisers to HMRC (I might even want to review it before it gets sent...)

It's a professional courtesy isnt it?

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By Roland195
16th Jan 2020 17:23

With respect, I doubt your solution while no doubt effective and beneficial enough to the client was so original it is anything worth this level of bother to protect.

I'm not entirely sure I follow here though - why does the client use the services of a an accountant they deem incompetent? If you were happy enough to accept the consulting work, why not take on the rest as accepted and make a proper job of it?

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By stepurhan
17th Jan 2020 08:58

Question replaced by an incoherent semi-rant.

Another case of complete disrespect from an OP.

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By whitevanman
17th Jan 2020 11:47

I think I might give the OP the benefit of the doubt here. Perhaps, like me, (s)he has dodgy IT skills? I have seen several posts telling OP's that, to maintain anonymity, they should edit the original rather than respond. Not sure I fully understand that but am fairly positive I could [***] it up and delete the original whilst trying to edit!

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By SXGuy
17th Jan 2020 09:51

Absolutely no idea what the original question was as it just seems gibberish.

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