Member Since: 23rd Aug 2000
30th Mar 2020
Just like last year when they forgot to request some POAs...
30th Mar 2020
Not suggesting you are trying to do anything wrong, but allowing this would be an open door for abuse, with small one director companies putting the whole family on the payroll and immediately furlough them all.
26th Mar 2020
Well, if the employer can't pay the 80% under furloughing, then he could afford to pay notice and redundancy either, so why was the option offered? One is free money, the other not.
24th Mar 2020
Same work = same fees, but I will listen sympathetically to requests for extended payment terms. If we reduce our fees we will never get them back to the current levels.
If work is reduced, then I would consider a reduction, of course, but lower turnover doesn't always equate to less work to prepare the accounts and tax return. In any case, we have nearly reached the end of this tax year, so any reduction in activity would be next year in most cases
6th Mar 2020
Surely the problem isn't what is left on the laptop, but who is else accessing it while looking at company files. You have no control over the security measures, including anti-virus protection. So GDPR remains a huge problem in this scenario.
28th Feb 2020
Client complained that she didn't get a tax repayment, as she had one the previous year. Pointed out that she hadn't paid any tax this year, so there was nothing to reclaim. She left.
11th Feb 2020
Had the same thing, from a guy who drove around in a van all day. I asked him if the van had a clock on the dashboard, and if he had a mobile phone. I thought that should give him enough ways of checking the time.
10th Jan 2020
None of mine, current or ex.
Good luck with the £4.4m on the internet trader based in China. I'm sure naming and shaming will get them to pay up.
One clothing wholesaler in Birmingham (P.R.B. Trading Limited: £3.5m) that files micro accounts!
18th Oct 2019
Slip in a copy of your sales ledger record for the client so the new accountant can see how long he took to pay you.
That information ought to be in the client's own purchase ledger records anyway, so it isn't as if you would be divulging anything that wasn't already there, simply highlighting it.
9th Aug 2019
Be very careful, particularly if you act as Registered Office for either or both of these companies, as that could be a way for the client to work out who you are talking about.