Member Since: 24th Feb 2010
3rd Jun 2020
I agree with your understanding and we have been advising clients to this end too. In my opinion June’s claims will contain more people, and cost the government more, than would have been the case if this rule hadn’t been included. I have other clients who will make some previously furloughed employees redundant in July so as to “use the slot” to have more people on part time furlough. Sometimes they really don’t think things through.
24th Apr 2020
One of my team did a web chat with HMRC and was told that it’s not acceptable to wait until May/June. You can only claim “within a few days” of running the payroll and if you don’t you’ll lose the chance.
Now obviously HMRC webchat is probably even less reliable than their guidance in terms of standing up in a court of law. However frankly, we’re not taking the chance with our clients as it would be disastrous to get to June and then be told we were too late to claim for March, April or May.
21st Apr 2020
Yes, we’re charging. A one off fee to place an employee on furlough (effectively the calcs, especially if midway through a month, EA interaction etc), plus a fee per claim.
Both fees are pretty nominal amounts but they will go some way to covering wage costs.
All advice (within reason) given so far has been free and all clients have accepted the furlough and claim fees.
6th Feb 2020
That looks good, and it’s not expensive.
Can you produce the actual return from the “what if” or do you have to re-enter the details in the actual return?
Love the idea of the scenarios!
6th Feb 2020
Yes please, that would be great if it were possible!
6th Feb 2020
This is exactly what I want to be able to do Eddie S! Quite accept that I can’t file them yet and wouldn’t want to anyway, but do want to be able to populate with real info.
As it happens one of ours is a deceased lady too and I’d like to be able to input her details to date of death.
Since Taxfiler is now owned by IRIS, shouldn’t it be possible?!
27th Jan 2020
Wasn’t me who posted before Carnmores; my last post was in May 2018! (Had to check that as you had me doubting myself there for a moment :-))
But v interested if others are posting the same frustration.
All the works arounds suggested work, but they are just that: workarounds. They take additional time, are duplicated effort and don’t fit our clients requirements or the service we seek to offer.
It worked so brilliantly when Taxfiler released early in the year and I suppose I can’t see why it can’t still be done given that they have all the rates and calculations as needed to give the estimated 19/20 tax based on 18/19 income.
Thanks for the Digita recommendation. If anyone else knows of any other software which consistently releases early to mid year I’d love to hear which it is.
3rd Jul 2019
We are having the same issue. Apparently they are opening an enquiry into our client's R&D claim, and advised on 15 May that we would receive a letter within 14 days. As as today, still waiting. Client is going spare as needs the cash and wonders why we're not doing more to resolve the issue. However every time we call we get the answerphone and no-one ever responds to messages left on it!
Does anyone happen to know to know any alternative phone numbers or the best address to write to? The only course of action left, if only to satisfy the client that we are doing everything we can, seems to be an official complaint.
23rd May 2018
Another one really dismayed by this announcement, although with hindsight it's been obvious for a few months that their eye has been off the ball. We've found a few bugs recently which took them months and months of nagging to fix, whereas in the early days they'd have had it done within 24 hours.
I guess growing pains are inevitable, and I'm sure that selling out to the highest bidder was always part of the plan - that'll be partly why the costs were so low as it ensured they got lots of firms on their books to make them look more attractive. It's just a shame they chose IRIS as their suitor.
29th Sep 2016
We find QF brilliant for the smallest clients; we've been using it for 3 years and no hint of attempts at client poaching yet.
It's weakness is in reporting, which doesn't compare with Xero, but in most other respects it's incredibly user-friendly and efficient to use. I particularly love the ability to bulk-move transactions the client has mis-posted!