Member Since: 6th Feb 2006
22nd Jul 2021
The author of this piece seems to forget we are accountants - not part of a quasi unpaid police force for HM Government. I seem to recall in the early days the guidance threatens a jail term if we got it seriously wrong. AML! Just one reason why I left the profession.
12th Feb 2020
17th Dec 2019
Have to agree. I finally kicked the accountancy bucket in October this year... and relax!!
21st May 2014
I think these days HMRC are investing so much time and energy into penalties and the appeals process that other areas are in meltdown - like CIS. Oh I can't wait for Auto Enrolement!
16th Apr 2014
I was wondering under what part of the TMA (or any other Act for that matter) does HMRC have the right to withhold a repayment when it is a clear overpayment. For example, where a client has clearly made - in a short space of time - a duplicate payment in error. It's bonkers to be asked for evidence as to why the overpayment was made - human error.
I was once asked for evidence of telephone conversation - didn't know whether to scream or laugh at the impossibility.
Should the profession take a class action against HMRC for damages for all our wasted hours and frustrations?
Now there's a thought.
7th Nov 2013
I love the idea that there's software available today that really knocks the socks off
our expensive Iris. However - integration is a key factor for us. I wondered whether success in one area (accounts production) is balanced by a poor effort in another (say tax module).
But, well done the winners.
11th Mar 2009
I do wholly agree that we (us accountants) should do much more with our
core product - accounts preparation. And profitcents seemed
to fit the bill, however, that said, my initial excitement ebbed away when
the online video / demo proudly said that their data was based on companies
across North America.
Does anybody agree that such USA data might not be good or relevant
to benchmark UK companies. Or. am I being too British?