Mr Bloggs registered for VAT last year and turnover is probably £85k. I persuaded him to go onto Xero last year, from April, but he ignores Xero and intends to give me well sorted and added up piles of supplier invoices and sales invoices this year as usual. He is one of those who is definitely going to turn up on my doorstep, with this lot for 2018 but when? - who knows. I'm not sure what his stagger period is either. He's also a very nice chap, and being fond of him will probably be the death of me. He rarely answers emails, or misses the important bit. I'm sure you've dealt with one of his cousins and maybe have the same dilemma I have.
I need to think about how I'm going to help him deal with MTD. At least he does have a Xero account, but it appears I'm the only one who's going to be using it. I think I'll have to either to get him to scan his invoices into Xero, or more likely get my own scanner and do that for him, and then do the bookkeeping on a cash basis, along with the VAT return. It will take far too long to use supplier/customer accounts and matching is diabolically slow on Xero. I hate to charge him more, but his head will stay firmly in the sand unless I tell him this is what will have to happen. (He pays everyone immediately and his sales invoices are paid immediately).
What are the pitfalls with my idea? Can you think of a better one?