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Any MTD horror stories yet?

Has the telly misled your clients?

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Seeing the jolly TV adverts with Our Sanjeev and that Ozzie comic, from the Green company and the Blue company, I imagine the proud client coming in to the accountant "I've got it all sorted !!"

......... and the accountant who then decides it is better to start over than try to sort out the mess.

Any interesting stories from the AccountingWeb community on this?

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
01st Mar 2022 17:59

Several clients have been hoodwinked.

I wonder if the advertising standard people have looked at the adverts. They are clearly deeply misleading.

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By Open all hours
01st Mar 2022 20:12

I tried to report the Greens. Unable to proceed due to being deemed to be in a professional relationship with them.

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By Open all hours
01st Mar 2022 20:24

One ex client set up her own Green records. Complete mess. Sorted it out, charged 50% rate. Told her to keep it balanced. Failed, returned with another mess, explained the problem once more, showed her the dozen emails sent warning and instructing as she continued to make the mess worse than last time, quoted the likely fee, thankfully she decided to take it elsewhere. Green Co led her right up the garden path ‘but it’s so easy, they say so, haven’t you seen the ads?’ Sure we had, we’d studied them word by misleading word and this was the result. My bet, toothless advertising standards will have been told to go easy on the Greens and Blues because they’re doing HMRC dirty work.

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