I wrote for client on 25 April and got the cheque on 26 October. This for a simple refund of tax/NI refunded to employees because of tax code and hours worked changes. Very straightforward.
Oh, I used this to worry clients into keeping their records in good shape for me!
Experience of HMRC AML
This debate must make some - including me - think seriously about following Paul. It would be interesting to hear from him or others about how AML registration/monitoring BY HMRC has worked in practice (no pun intended!) for them.
PERSONAL ALLOWANCE FOR NON-RESIDENTS
Has anyone looked closer at this point?
The otehr thing no one seems to have commented on is that multiple jobs (increasingly common) attract a separate starting threshold for each job for Class 1 NI but only only a single threshold for PAYE across all employments. Losers but no winners here?
Thanks so much to all the contributors
I set up as a sole practitioner nearly seven years ago, and am pleased tor report the small practice has been successful and achieved the business plan I set myself. But I certainly would not have achieved nearly so much had it not been for AW, and Any Answers in particular. Most of the time it is not asking questions that solve the problem, but searching other answers whihc usually provides the help needed. (I did learn the hard way early on, though, to look carefully at the date of posting: if you don't do t his you can of course get out of date advice!!)
So thanks again to everyone at AW and merry Christmas and successful new year to all!
For irregular payees, in months where there is no work does it make any difference if you include them in a submission with zero pay or leave them out entirely? HMRC said do the latter, but were couldn't say whether the former would help avoid them being deleted after 13 weeks, which is what I want to do.
Its tax not accounting that should be the priority
Merge NI, CT and Income tax, greatly simplify capital allowances, abolish all the petty rules such as personal use charges, disallowing entertaining and memberships, IR35 etc etc. Then worry about accounting!!
I know this is quite old now, but does the position change when a consultant is working through his own company and the company invoices travel expenses to the end client as a separate invoice line, along with other disbursements?