Provided it is natural for clients to push us to claim unreasonable amount of CIS refunds with exaggerated expenses, should we all Accountants not be united to avoid doing such works.While some accountants refuse to budge to clients demands to bend the rules and be complicit in dodgy and dirty tax affairs, there are still plenty more to do anything for pennies.
This I believe is another aspect of Accounting Profession that needs an overhaul just like the one as breaking big four in big whatever, MTD and AML reporting.
How can any Tom, Dick and Harry be accountant or agent to file returns and claim left, right and center and then run away after few years and at same time help develop culture of false claim of tax returns and refunds. Seems like there are far too many of them with recent number of clients in inquiries. The ones who get away then claim to have met best accountant who can claim world to them from HMRC.
Should we petition that only chartered certified accountants be able to become agent and then drain the swamp of unregulated or unprofessional accountants. At least will help create jobs for good kind of accountants.
Further, why do we have so many accounting bodies doing same work anyway? They also should be merged to create more professional and powerful bodies to make industry better.
Changes are inevitable - be it for big four, small practices, professional bodies, MP's and government & society itself. But who is to initiate when we all are reluctant to change for good?
Now lets go back to our own sh-t hole. There is no hope when so many qualified and experienced accountants here and other platform dare not to challenge and change but just keep busy to fill the pockets.
Thank you for listening my Thursday rant trigerred by dodgy client.