Member Since: 13th Dec 2018
10th Aug 2020
If I were starting from scratch I would open an office, maybe a virtual office, in the most important commercial centre within striking distance of your home. I would make sure I quoted top end fees from the word go and provide the best service I could. Its all too easy to end up with a lot of clients not really paying enough, and have to take on staff to deal with essentially low margin work. Far better to grow more slowly but be adequately rewarded for your time.
6th May 2020
Does no - one else on here try and game out scenarios before doing them. I would have thought trying to predict the banks response to this would be sensible.
5th May 2020
I dont suppose anyone can answer definitively, but a better way of expressing the question might be "should the client be concerned about the possibility of the bank withdrawing their overdraft facility at next renewal"
27th Apr 2020
Just wondering why you dont use Taxfiler for accounts too?
24th Mar 2020
I'm just worried about how many of our clients will close their doors and won't open them again. Ever.
13th Feb 2020
Yes you are correct in your assertion that HMRC have indicated that they are unwilling to enter into a formal TTP at this stage. Our client is proposing settling quite a substantial sum over about 24 months. He is thinking if he pays a couple of months before things progress, it is likely to make HMRC think twice
19th Sep 2019
OK - so if no one has used has anyone heard about it?
27th Aug 2019
Hi Paul. Experience suggests he will be asked for an immediate payment if he rings them, and he really cant afford anything at present.
Also it is useful knowledge for the future - what happens next in the collection process?
13th Feb 2019
A lot of the fees bandied about on this thread seem really cheap to me.
14th Dec 2018
Have you quoted him for ongoing services yet? If not just give an absurdly high rate. Say whatever you would normally charge + £1000 pcm. When he questions it just say you are very busy so those are your rates. He’ll go away.