Member Since: 1st Jun 1999
19th Jan 2018
Surely the cheque should also be written by quill pen and delivered by horse !
6th Nov 2017
If the rich and powerful drew up a law to say it's fine to go out and shoot peasants would you all be chirping that it was fine when they did start shooting peasants ?
Just because current laws permit such tax avoidance doesn't make it morally right.
12th Dec 2016
I act for many overseas clients who have a responsibility to declare in UK. Some do not speak English as their first language. We can get them to pass us a code but the chance of them registering for an HMRC account is pretty low so I suspect many would choose not to report their income if they can't appoint an agent !
5th Feb 2016
£300 seems a very good price to pay to email all my clients to say HMRC are trying to force me to impose their dictats on you but I am refusing. I can then contact the local press as the adviser who stood up to HMRC and paid the price. Cheap advertising !
13th Aug 2015
This is beyond a joke now
and as well as unfair to clients significantly increases client contact time as we have to keep reassuring them that their case will be dealt with and it is not due to incompetance on our part. It is time that HMRC responses beyond the target times carry a penalty in the same way that every piece of compliance work seems to carry a threat of a penalty to us. The current crazy time limit causing problems to us is the 30 day to file a non-resident capital gains tax declaration. 30 days and we're dealing with clients often in far flung parts of the world !
5th Jun 2014
Marlinman wrote:Our clients are our friends and we earn a living from them. The govt are our enemies who steal from us, squander the money and through their own incompetence are still in debt. What accountant in his right mind would shop a client? These stupid laws will not get us to do their dirty work for them.
Just this morning I had a call from my client, Don Corleone. He asked me about offing one of his suppliers. I told him he couldn't do that, een if he removed the record from the purchase ledger the liability would still have to be settled. The line just went dead. I think I should make a ML report.
28th May 2014
How does the lyric go ...
What's that coming over the hill
Is it a monster? Is it a monster?
As advisers to non-resident clients where two of the directors are non-resident I can see this is going to be a(nother) nightmare to replace the current 64-8 lashup.
13th Dec 2013
Pensions Regulator online
I tried to add the auto-enrolment service to my agent's online account. They couldn't do it because I am based in France with a French postcode despite the fact I advise a number of UK employers. They were not interested in providing a solution so have effectively placed an obstacle between me and my clients. A poor state of affairs and very amateurish.
30th Mar 2005
Childcare vouchers and minimum wage
Can anyone please comment on the implications of minimum wage legislation on salary sacrifice schemes providing childcare vouchers.
I have seen some guidance which states that if pay after the sacrificed amount falls below minimum wage the employer will be in breach. Is this correct ? If so does this not make it impossible for low paid workers (below about £6.30 per hour) to benefit from the tax breaks offered.