I'd simply provide a copy of the last return and not refer at all to earlier years. The odds are that will be the last that you hear of the request for them
The obvious solution would be to look at one of the online systems, such as Xero, although there are plenty of others. I can't see that he can get away without learning some new skills.
You don't say what he is using at the moment, but if it can produce a spreadsheet with the VAT figures then you can use bridging software to file the returns. If's he's using spreadsheets, again bridging software is a cheap solution
Perhaps they would. In my case online banking is not set up for one of the accounts in question, because the set up process was garbage and not worth it. For the account where it is set up, the system will only go back five years. So I would have though most people doing that would be wasting their time.
But it seems obligatory to have a valid passport. Mine lapsed last November and I've had no reason to renew it yet. That meant that I ended up with some other "verification" service which has since been reported as not fit for purpose. That asked me about a bank account that I'd opened "about" 20 years ago. I have two accounts that could fit that - one I thought was a bit more than 20 years, the other a bit less. Obviously I guessed wrong and was simply thrown out with no way to proceed. Utter garbage. There was no way that I could check the opening date of either whilst online. How many of us could?
It might be reasonable that records are both secure and verified, but it's equally reasonable to expect that the verification process actually works.
They are of course happy enough to take my self assessment return and money off me using the information to log in to my online account.
Are you sure that Company B is buying the share capital from Company A, and not from the four shareholders?
Going to happen as sure as night follows day. It's the Iris MO.
They'll hike the prices and neglect the product to try to persuade users to switch to their flagship products
Nothing to do with liability for tax, but for me it would be good practice if the charity took the time to acquaint the individuals with their obligations and help to get started. As opposed to just bunging them a wedge of cash and expecting them to work it all out for themselves
It seems to me that for £56.00 it would cost far more than it's worth to get it back, even if that is possible
I've done it several times, mostly for family, and have had no issues at all with any of the organisations that I've dealt with. It's been far from a pain to do.
I know that a few clients have put me down as executor, but that's on a personal level. That was all before the current regulation came in and I don't know how the changes affect wills made several years ago. (I don't advise on wills)
I was interested when the Institute announced probate services but unsurprisingly the fees that they decided to charge for regulating probate work meant that I didn't bother to apply. It's just not worth it, unless you go for it in a big way, and then you have to fork out the fees and wait for your clients to die.
No. You should either file in iXBRL or explain to HMRC which exemption entitles you to file pdf accounts. (Hint - just being a small company does not)