Yes, I know. I thought that all I was doing was signing up IN CASE I needed the service in the future which was what HMRC's email seemed to be saying and was horrified when I realised what I had done or perhaps what HMRC are saying that I have done. I feel that HMRC has tricked me with a click-bait type situation. I pride myself on not falling for that type of stuff but think I've been stuffed this time!
Anyway, client takes the figures for the VAT return from me now and files using his own Government Gateway account. I see that as a sort of victory, a beating of the system, call it what you will.
Yes, that is the message and while I take your point I am not convinced. I arranged with my client to use his Government Gateway to set up VAT filing and gave him the figures to complete the return. When he logged on he saw the same message but since he is not registered for MTD then he proceeded to file and has the usual confirmation. We will use that route in future.
This only applies to VAT but it brings in ALL VAT clients whether they are above or below the VAT compulsory registration threshold. I cannot get away from thinking that the email that induced me to register was like click-bait and that I fell for it. Fortunately my client has his own Government Gateway and so we arranged through that for him to submit the VAT return himself after I had produced the figures for him.
I feel as if I have beaten the system! Still wish though that I hadn't signed up. C'est la vie!
I may have to accept your kind offer. I will let you know.
Thanks, but I am looking to avoid MTD which is why I am hoping that by the use of the client's Gov Gateway account I am able to achieve my goal. If his turnover is below the registration threshold then surely there should be no need for him to register for MTD.
Thanks, but the message on my "non-MTD" VAT page was clear about all returns not being received if I tried to submit from there.
That's very helpful!
Thanks but perhaps you assume too much. He does have a bank account in the name of the company into which the turnover has been paid. If the contract which the company had from the outset had remained in place the fees for first year wiuld have been £20K+. Arguable still not worth having a company? Perhaps! Be that as it may. I still have to solve these problems.
That had been my plan but I wanted some thoughs on the matter. Before hearing from you I had received a few negative responses. As far as RTI is concerned my client will have had no notion, no excuse of course, because when he was last a client he acted precisely as he has done now when operating via his previous company and that was more than 10 years ago.
Really appreciate your comments!