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HMRC encouragement letters

Have your clients had the letter

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This is all getting a bit too much for me now . 

Out of 27 clients 7 have told me they have received a letter about MTD 4 Vat , I have asked the others and no such letter had been received. How many of your clients have received the letter and hwo would you suggest I proceed. When I talk to the Encouragemnt Team at MTD they say to ring the VAT enquiries helpline and when I do that they tell me they cant talk to me and to write in to them . I am spending hours and getting nowhere. 

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By Matrix
11th Mar 2019 12:28

I doubt not receiving an MTD letter will be a reasonable excuse for not complying with MTD especially if they are represented VATpayers. Spend your time trying to earn fees in getting your clients compliant instead.

I did not get a letter but have an email and there is the red box when you file now.

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By nodrogbir
11th Mar 2019 12:56

I agree that not receiving the letter is a reasonable excuse.
Each client is being advised to become compliant on a case by case basis . I am just interested in knowing happens .

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By Duggimon
11th Mar 2019 12:43

You are focusing your energies in the wrong direction entirely, and have been for some time.

Start looking for the solutions to the issues you're faced with, instead of just complaining about how unfair it is and looking for new ways in which HMRC have let you down in some vain hope that if you find one bad enough, it'll all just go away.

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By nodrogbir
11th Mar 2019 15:26

Are you saying that I was wrong to inform all my clients two years ago and chase them up about four times , to open an ASA and learn how to transfer over clients not to mention being a valuable contributor to the MTD Encouragement Team , sending in reports to House of Lords etc . Talking and engaging with Xero etc. All I can assume is you must be dealing with a very different client to me. The solution is to put all our clients onto Xero or similar which is possible if the client cooperates and is educated . HMRC have sent the letters which clients act upon far too late and so now the dreaded CAr crash is about to happen . I would suggest you google news about MTD and you will see the stats stack up. Incidentally posts on AW are in my coffee break or is that not allowed now !

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By legerman
11th Mar 2019 19:58

nodrogbir wrote:

The solution is to put all our clients onto Xero or similar which is possible if the client cooperates and is educated .

Is it bollyhocs, but that's what the likes of Xero and QB would have you believe. Recently I've managed to save a couple of businesses waste unnecessary money on one of the above because they thought they'd have to switch to cloud software. Told them about bridging software for their spreadsheets and now they're both happy as Larry.

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By GHarr497688
11th Mar 2019 21:51

all good but mine don't use spreadsheets

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By GHarr497688
11th Mar 2019 18:21

I have all sympathy for you.

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By SXGuy
11th Mar 2019 18:18

Your question was how would we proceed given 4 out of 27 of your clients received a letter, and so far people have gave you the answer but you don't seem happy.

How you proceed is the same way you have always meant to proceed, waiting for a letter changes nothing.

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By GHarr497688
11th Mar 2019 18:20

I think this guy is trying his best and you seem quite mean in your answers .

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