VAT on SageLizaThe only way you can recover this is to restore the backup from before the VAT reconcilliation.
My offer of the reports I designed remains open - either e-mail me directly at [email protected] or ak the sysadmin if there is an area where downloadable files can be placed.
These reports do not give the whole answer - intelligent review is necessary- but they will be more accurate than 7/47 of outstanding debtors and creditors.
Sage Cash Accounting - modify reportsI have dealt with this problem by producing modified Aged Debtors and Creditors reports.
By adding a column showing the VAT on each item the total can be checked for outstanding VAT.
It is only possible to output the original VAT figure - so a manual review is necessary to deal with any part paid items.
I also post a manual journal at the end of each VAT period - Debit VAT Output, Credit VAT Input, balancing entry to VAT Liability.
The balance outstanding at each quarter end can then be checked against the reports above.
I could provide copies of the report format if this would help.
Auditors not colluding
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Cheque is in the post
Revenue Post ProblemsI have found that there have been a number of cases where the Revenue allegedly sent out returns or notices to file in April but where the taxpayer has not received anything prior to the December "reminder" letters.This included my own return.
Given that the on-line filing system is still slow and less than user-friendly it is difficult to get taxpayers themselves to use this route - and charging clients for wasted time due to the Revenue's lack of competance seems unfair.
Having a nasty suspicious mind I suspect that the failure to get these returns delivered has more to do with trying to force people to use their dodgy system than failures in the post.
This will become more of an issue next year with the tighter deadlines - it will be interesting to see if they are prepared to issue and receive paper returns after October in cases where they cannot prove delivery of any original return.
Of course we are !!From the stories about this it would appear that:
1- the data management function was outsourced - therefore management were reluctant to ask for filtered data on the grounds of cost. It is not clear whether this is one of the foreign owned data processing firms who have such a long record of lousing up various public sector jobs.
2 - the internal mail system was also outsourced - to an organisation with strong links to those elements of the media who have no time for any Government issue ( including paying tax). I'm sure that had it been the Royal Mail involved there would have been much more of an outcry about that aspect.
3 - there has been continual pressure from the same sector of the press and their political allies to downsize HMRC - with the result that many of the better qualified people have headed for the exit.