Member Since: 4th Jul 2018
20th Oct 2021
20th Oct 2021
Utter nonsense. HMRC can't find good reasons for MTD so they can decide to churn out paragraphs of round in a circle general comments on how change simply must be good etc. The article proves that HMRC are utterly out of touch with taxpayers (they are not customers), the accountancy profession and what businesses actually do. The fact that HMRC and the other powers that be are too deep in now to imagine turning back is what is driving this on, not a single actual benefit to taxpayers, the UK tax take or the efficiency of the tax system. Please stop, be sensible and properly consider this and any sane person will realise it is nonsense!
1st Jul 2021
You beat me to and wrote the exact comment I would have done. The quality of new releases is poor. They focus on the sexy headline grabbing elements most of the time, over egg the core amends they’ve made and then neglect to check functionality or add basic features we could do with.
11th Dec 2020
19th Aug 2020
HMRC's guidance states that to prevent relief for the same Ers NI twice you can do 3 things including "contact HMRC via the employer helpline to restrict the value of your Employment Allowance claim".
Sounds simple.... except this is HMRC we are dealing with.
I decided to call them Friday to ask how this would work (noting that actually such a restriction can't really be done until the EOY as you don't know if you'll accrue £4K more in Ers until then)..... Ooh er the first HMRC person said, i've never heard of restricting it, i'll transfer you.... Ooh er the next 'technical advisor' said, well we've got guidance for that, i'll put you on hold... after said hold I was then advised that she would call me back in 10 mins.. that was Friday and still no call back!
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?