Member Since: 24th Feb 2020
16th Mar 2021
Some 15 years ago, when you could get self-certification mortgages, I had a new client asked me to act as his accountant for a business he had just started, which I duly accepted.
After about 4 weeks later, the client told me that he had applied for a mortgage, and the mortgage company needed a letter from the accountant that he was self-employed, but no other details such as earnings, how long has been trading etc
I confirmed to the mortgage company that he was self-employed and presume that he got his mortgage.
Needless to say, I never heard back from this client again, even when I sent him several reminders that his accounts and tax returns were due.
Lesson learnt! Now I tell any new clients that we cannot provide mortgage references unless we have acted for them for 1 year, and prepared 1 years accounts.
If they are genuine, they will stay. Scammers will leave
3rd Mar 2021
We are having a similar problem.
We have been filing VAT Returns for this client under MTD for the past 18 months without a problem.
However, this QE Jan 21, all of a sudden we cant retrieve outstanding VAT Return info so we called our software support, who were very helpful, and said maybe the "token" issues by HMRC when authorising the MTD submission may have expired, so suggested we delete this and seek new authorisation.
Done that, went through ok (Software submission authorisation) but once again, we cannot retrieve outstanding VAT Periods so as to submit the VAT Return.
We have logged on to the client's VAT MTD account and all okay
Software company suggest we contact HMRC VAT Helpline which is always a nightmare, but we will try our best, but this is all so frustrating
24th Feb 2021
This link was in my inbox this morning and has notes on how to do it
Just followed the link and set this up..worked like a dream
15th Jan 2021
Father is over 80 and getting his retirement state pension.
The two sons are 65 and 58 respectively
The 65-year-old has received a letter from the NI office that he hasn't paid enough NI to qualify for state pension and is devastated