I would like to change the way in which I run my small practice, firstly due to HMRC's decision not to allow agents to download free CT600 filing software but mainly because of the impending changes within the profession.
Background: Since I started out on my own three years ago, I have built up a client base of around 80 clients across a broad range of trades and professions. Around 20 of these are small Ltd Companies with the rest being mainly Sole Traders with one or two partnerships, all of which keep manual records with Excel spreadsheets being as advanced as it gets. My entire operation is manual with copies of accounts and returns being stored on my hard drive.
I think I will be opting to use Taxfiler to file future tax returns but I am really confused as to how best to proceed regarding cloud accounting etc. I have been looking at Receipt Bank and FreeAgent. My main aim is to enable clients to send me all of their info digitally instead of dropping off paper based books and records but it's going to be a hard sell to justify any additional expense to my smaller clients.