Recently gained a new client, who approached me, as he was about to have to register for VAT and did not know how to handle the returns and such like.
A point of note. He was sorting his own accounts and tax returns. I checked through his past efforts, and found what we would consider 'school-boy' errors e.g. claimed mileage allowance plus vehicle service costs, car insurance, tyres etc. After answering a hundred and one questions, he finally relented and agreed he had made incorrect tax relief claims.
I advised him to go FRS, as he would not be deemed as a Limited Cost Trader (he is one of the few who will benefit under the new rules).
He has now asked for all the calculations 'for his files'.
I have never been asked this before, but following on from all his questions and challenges to my advice, I suspect he is simply going to use these as a template and produce his own returns.
Doesn't seem right that I do all the study and research, only for a client to take my work and get to sort out his returns for free.
Would be interested to hear what you guys would do.