I use Clearbooks but my freelance bookkeeper uses Quickbooks.
I am trying to find a way so that the bookeeper does the work on QB but does not submit the VAT return.
The problem is the use of the Agents ID.
According to Clearbooks if I want the QB bookkeeper to submit a return then she will have to either register as an agent just for those clients I give her (which means control is out of my hands) or submit using my agents ref which means that she can get into HMRC's site and see all my clients.
Tax filer says that they could help by bookkeeper doing the work on QB, downloading on a csv spreadsheet and send me to me. I then load onto Taxfiler and submit. That way I keep control over what is submitted and the Bookkeeper doesnt need to know the agents refs. Also no need for additional cost.
Is this possible or is there another way? It sounds complicated but I cant see any other way