Member Since: 4th Jul 2018
29th Jul 2019
I think the dates are 1 month out in the paragraph "The key dates for stagger two and stagger three businesses are"...
5th Jul 2019
Phone call to HMRC for initial application (wrong approach taken I suspect) which was subsequently rejected by them. Grounds explained on phone were age (71), very limited computer skills and having to manage other VAT challenges such as margin scheme which software wouldn't accommodate and would force dual systems to be in play. I appealed/provided extra info by letter on 14/6 and got a letter of acceptance on 24/6. In their rejection of the initial application it is clear they hadn't listened to what I had said on the phone, decided I was solely citing age and in their rejection letter said that 'as we do the a/cs it is reasonable that the client should incur any cost arising in us also doing the VAT'. As you will imagine I happily put them right on their thinking on that point!
21st Jan 2019
My thoughts exactly Expat! I can't tell you the hours I spend contacting HMRC about something they/their systems have got wrong. Clients don't want to pay for it as 'its not their fault' either. I totally see their point and it is just another one of those things we absorb.
HMRC are not fit for purpose but I still seem to keep seeing reports about another top dog who has earned a gong at HMRC! Disaster.
27th Nov 2018
Sole trader relief?