Member Since: 24th Jun 2004
7th May 2021
I have said this many times and will go on saying it until the self-employed get it. You have a "contract for services" that explains what the working relationship is and then you stick to it.
I like it when the Tribunal "construct a hypathetical contract". Pathetic being the order of the day.
I've just constructed an hypothetical contract for all the self-assessment work I've done, which used to be done by HMRC themselves. Do you think they'll pay it...
29th Apr 2021
Paul Crowley wrote:
If this was something from the USA I would not be as disappointed as I am in the level of cover up and deceit.
Why are those involved in the cover up not held personally liable for the loss of reputation, freedom, and lives of those who suffered.
They knew and could not give a flying f**k
I have a horrible suspicion that cover-up and deceit is now a feature, not a bug.
I believe it is now endemic and the fall-out will be catastrophic. And not limited to accounting matters.
12th Apr 2021
It would be really helpful if HMRC could make it easier for surplus CIS/RTI tax deductions to be offset against the contractor's Corporation Tax liabilities. It seems to take months and months because PAYE/CIS is one department and Corporation tax another. Last year I had a ridiculous case of a client company being owed £8000 in CIS overpayment having a bailiff banging on the front door for £3000 Corporation Tax........
Indeed - it seems the 'abuse' usually cuts the other way.
8th Apr 2021
Never let reality & logic get in the way of crony-corporatism.
Still, at least the Technocrats will get even greater back-door access to everyone's personal data and can make undesirables UNPERSONS with greater ease.
3rd Mar 2021
One would have thought that the cancel culture had learned people hard about what's really behind antisocial media, but apparently not.
I shall stick to proper web-platforms such as this for real information and accept that it is largely being financed by selling snake oil.
22nd Feb 2021
I increasingly suspect that it's really aimed at making small businesses completely unviable and driving the deplorable middle-classes to the wall.
Looks like HMRC was in on The Great Reset before it was announced.
It's all so Baldrickesque, I have to dismiss any more reasonable explanations.
19th Feb 2021
Something resembling a straightforward Purchase Tax would eliminate so many non-Value Added jobs for the boys, it would never fly.
IME, many solicitors wouldn't know a VAT1614 from a Ford D1614 (dinosaur!) so no surprise there. But really someone somewhere ought to have asked a beancounter about the partial exemption rules - former pubs can be a right minefield, dependent upon how they're chopped up.
That's only really the inputs, and not the outputs.
It's all a bit baffling. The VAT rules AND this transaction...
21st Jan 2021
And yet Leviathan forces us to do everything online or via 'The Cloud'.
What could possibly go wrong..?
11th Jan 2021
Donald MacKenzie wrote:
Letters from HMRC that give inadequate information are not new. I had a lengthy correspondence with HMRC over a client company's CIS offset. I asked for say £18k to be applied against Corporation tax and they told me something like, "that amount does not match the value we show due." I had to write back to ask what they showed as due and the makeup. They came back with a total but not the items making it up. Months of hassle to discover one deduction suffered had not been reported to HMRC.
I've had that too.
Fortunately, I spoke to the officer with the brain that day and after a quick game of Battleships we established where the error had occurred. It was a transpo on the CIS voucher.
Unfortunately, there is no longer such a thing as a quick call to HMRC any more. Not least for all the time shouting "I know it's a [***] agents' helpline and it's for agents only which is why [***] dialled it". Futile, but it helps....
11th Jan 2021
This is absolutely unacceptable and frankly baffling.
Who in their right mind would think a great way to get a taxpayer to correct a mistake is to tell them they have made a mistake but not tell them what that mistake is.
Its just absurd, its almost like a monty python sketch
No it isn't...