Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
10th Aug 2017
I have 3 mobiles - O2, EE and Voda - EE sometimes works in the office, O2 never works in the office but does work elsewhere, I have to go outside and move 5o yards away to get a Voda signal. EE seems to have the best coverage but it doesn't always. The joys or working in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales (good leisure though). This also applies to clients so if the access code has gone to their mobile, sometimes I cannot contact them.
Hence I have resisted 2SV so far.
And the internet speed is crap too (1mps upload today)
When will HMRC (and others) realise that we in the sticks don't have full use of modern technology?
10th Aug 2017
and if your answermachine is on, it doesn't wait for the tone .. Aagh!
24th Jul 2017
But when will HMRC realise that there are special schemes and complicated calculations (e.g. partial exemption)? One size will not fit all and HMRC need to realise this.
24th Jul 2017
I agree totally. Just as with the initial pronouncements by HMRC on MTD (which we all rubbished - and eventually HMRC saw sense and delayed the project (sine die?), when one starts to look at the areas of difficulty of VAT (set out by DMGbus above), maybe someone with some actual knowledge of preparing VAT Returns and the difficult areas will change the assertive and uninformed announcements by HMRC. If they really want to go ahead, consultations should take place with those that know!!! This will take longer than April 2019.
27th Jun 2017
You have just wasted 5 minutes of my time!
30th May 2017
"offense" 3 words before "criminality"! That's a criminal offence in my view.
21st Apr 2017
It has been very useful to get P60 details from HMRC where laggardly clients have lost the information and it is the last week of January. I have even thanked them profusely for the information (which I don't do very often on other matters).
21st Nov 2016
No. The taxpayer on FRS only has to process (account for) his expenditure once a year. The quarterly FRS VAT Return is quick and easy - x% of total receipts. Listing expenditure and analysing it takes much longer (and many do not want to do it every quarter). Many small businesses are too busy making money (rather than book-keeping). The information they need is their bank balance, and amounts owing to and from them, and future orders - that's it. No need for quarterly accounts.
17th Nov 2016
What about those who are on Flat Rate VAT Schemes? Your proposal doesn't work for them. I recall that the FRS was brought in to relieve businesses from bureaucracy and make matters simpler for them
4th Nov 2016
Well done Rebecca. I agree with all that you have said and am happy to be associated with it. As a busy practising accountant, I do not have time to waste answering so-called condocs from HMRC. In the past they have ignored me anyway.
As someone has already said, HMRC should first concentrate on making their own records accurately digital in real time.