I think its best to meet the client first , even a telephone call. You could give a quote over mail but if the client finds it expensive he will walk.Whereas if you meet them first and win them over with your charisma or get on well with them. A higher fee might seem less expensive. 80% of the time i think people choose their accountant if they feel they can talk with them and get on with them. They need to feel like your like a " proffesional friend " if that makes sense. A large part of being someones accountant probably also involves being there counselor, pyscologist and accountant roled into one! !!!!!
VT Is by FAR THE BEST.
I honestly dont see why so many people insist on using sage. Its not user friendly and its not direct enough.
VT does everything you need and its easy and quick and you can pull off PLs, Balance sheets etc much easier. Backing up is never a problem also with VT as it automatically saves.
Its also excel based so you can transfer your books into accounts format with notes etc.
HMRC are rubbish really! I have to speak to them all the time re client matters and no one ever seems to give you a straight answer about anything or seem entirely confident about what they are telling you themselves!!!!
Gives me great confidence in the UK tax system!
I am currently a student - so i am not sure if i am correct or if i have misunderstood also but i thought you could not set any paye/cis repayments against corportation tax liability. Corp tax is soley to do with the Limited company so would that not make sense also?
Or am i getting confused?