Member Since: 18th Aug 2013
15th Jun 2020
Some employers have, since March, known that redundancies are the end game but have helpfully kept employees on furlough. Pubs for example might have ZERO income and therefore need to be advised to consider lay-offs no later than 31 August if they cannot afford the furlough top-up. Expect job-seekers numbers to take-off from September 2020
27th Jul 2018
Thanks John for your reply. I should have been clearer - this particular client uses VAT Annual Accounting with both VAT & Accounts year-end of 28 Feb. Hence first VAT period starting after 1 April 2019 will be 1 March 2020.
We can probably not yet answer this - but I wonder if they will therefore escape their need to comply with MTDfV for another 11 months?
25th Jul 2018
"businesses will need to start keeping digital records and then submit VAT Returns via functional compatible software for return periods starting on or after 1 April 2019."
I have a client who's Annual Accounting year ends 28 Feb 2019. Does anyone know if that means they'll not have to comply with MDTfV until their VAT Annual Accounting period starting 1 March 2020?
30th Jan 2018
Thanks again. Using Government Gateway to manage these services was a revelation. I've got further with your instructions but it seems that as non-VAT registered Agent I cannot add EC Sales Lists to my own list of HMRC Online Services - so for me personally, it won't work! Thanks again though.
22nd Jan 2018
Thank you DMGbus - that was a hugely helpful reply but I'm afraid didn't work in this case. I could not for the life of me find "Manage Services" on clients Online Service. Could be because they've been transferred to the new Business Tax Account. But thanks all the same.
12th Jan 2018
Just completing my first ESL for a while - I notice that I cannot add the ESL service to my HMRC Agent Service - meaning that the client must complete these for themselves - does this ring-true to others?
5th Oct 2017
VT Trans+ was rarely updated anyway in my experience. There was no need to. It's an outright purchase product so we can still use it to keep books and transfer to VT Final Accounts.
VT says it's not ceasing to exisit but to be developed- so seems you can even still recommend it to clients where suitable.
I'm not seeing any real change- at least from my point of view
23rd Jan 2017
Potentially a very useful process, thank you.
20th Jan 2017
My old process was enter cessation date on ITR and have client phone to stop c2 NI. Without thinking of it I suppose that informed both NI and tax office.
Now, I suppose that this online form "Stopped self employment" should be used which I never knew existed.
Mind you, if overlooked, I imagine it would be spotted when 2016/17 amended SA302 will be received requesting full years NI.
Is this how others see it working?
29th Jul 2016
What an excellent succinct article. Will keep as useful reference point on the subject.