Member Since: 1st May 2002
17th Jul 2020
what if they ate some and took the rest of the bag away to eat?
Haha good old VAT!
15th Jul 2020
I agree that some sort of management of deadlines is good. I am sole trader and managed with a simple spreadsheet system at first but have since used the management functions of my professional accounts suite. I currently use TaxCalc for accounts and tax etc and the practice management module is more than enough for my needs. Being integrated is also updates so when a tax return is filed the practice manager is updated, when a client signs something I am notified all in one place.
4th Jun 2020
I would recommend the Scansnap IX500 (actually upgraded now to ix1500). Takes all sorts - double sided scanning, fast, efficient reliable and a great partner to RB. Has wireless and can scan to a cloud destination too for onward transport to RB or other providers.
It's a through put scanner so no flat bed but cheap flatbeds are easy to get for occasional use
13th May 2020
I have a client who started being SE in 18/19. Her SE income is less than 50% but the other income was her job before she started. She has closed and now has no income seem wrong to me. Where you start SE during the year it should be 50% from that point. But then that's the problem with rushed legislation.
I have asked for a review as clearly the policy aim is not met.
13th May 2020
Yes - they are quite clear it is taxable income so I will just be adding it as a separate income line in any accounts so that it affects the taxable profit but isn't confused as general turnover.
1st May 2020
Before now I have asked HMRC how far back they would like me to go. Once with a sizable foreign pension it was two years only so it may be worth asking the question of how far and what form they would like. In these cases I asked before I spent a long time doing full accounts or gathering information. I was always open with the type and amounts where it was known (usually the latest years).
If they come back and want 20 years don't shoot me!
9th Apr 2020
They are beta testing a portal at the moment which should be available later in the month
26th Mar 2020
No I disagree the wording is clear - it is about staff who would have been let go or not paiud as there was nothing to do or the employer had no funds. It is a grant to the employer to preserve the business through the crisis. Elsewhere they are clear that if you are ill you get SSP but if you are not ill and are self isolating or taking time off you need to negotiate with your employer to either work at home, take paid leave, take unpaid leave.
Employers furloughing stay at home employees even though they could work and be paid may find no grant. this grant focuses on employer costs only. Unpaid leave does not need to be compensated for.
I know it's tough but that's how I see the new schemes
21st Feb 2020
Anything brother should be good. Go for DN spec (duplex, networked) this means it can plug into your network and not be dependent a on a PC being switched on. It also means that it can be printed to wirelessly via the network. Brother do an app for this for phones.
My last two have come from ebay one a refuirb having only done 3000 prints and none duplex - the other new discontinued stock.
18th Feb 2020
are you a registered charity?
do your donors get anything for their money? adverts, lobbying, any goods?
Lots of questions - you may be better seeking some professional help to ensure you get this right.
(not that people on here are not professional - it's just this needs more info than a simple question can achieve)