North East Accountant
Member Since: 20th Oct 2003
3rd Dec 2020
Welcome to Accounting Web.......I look forward to hearing from down under.
2nd Dec 2020
Looking at the Satago website are you sure that they are in the right category.
Their software seems to be credit control and invoice financing rather than Practice Management software.
Can I email all clients, can I keep track of jobs, can I use a portal and get documents e-signed, etc etc. The answer seems to be no.
Also, when you click on the link to "Best Practice Management Software for UK Accountants" there is no mention of Satago in the list.
I bet both Accountany Manager and Senta are spitting tin tacks as they are the two front runners in this space.
Congrats go to Satago though winning a race that you shouldn't have been in.
30th Nov 2020
Never gonna happen.... waste of time trying.
30th Nov 2020
Thank the lord (or Rishi) we can't do these claims.
At first we were upset to be excluded from making SEISS claims but imagine trying to get the evidence from a client to back up the "Honest Assessment" HMRC expects them to make about whether they reasonably believe their business will have a significant reduction in profits.
At the same time as doing all the furlough claims by 14th December, Tax Returns and a million other things.
27th Nov 2020
Well we have had the big F word this year...... Furlough.
24th Nov 2020
Good piece and very helpful.
Dealing with the 4 F's of stress can also be helped by using a fifth F combined with off or just saying no more often
10th Nov 2020
Don't even go there on Domestic Reverse Charge......
10th Nov 2020
Some will want it extended others won't. No-one should judge anyone else as we're all in different places.
If ICAEW thinks HMRC will listen to it then they are dreaming as they never have before.
6th Nov 2020
Everyone in Government in whatever department is running the agile way now for everything and it's total insanity...... but the lunatics are running the asylum.
For example, GDPR. ICO guide versions were as follows;
08/02/18 - Version 19
22/03/18 - Version 49
18/05/18 - Version 82
25/05/18 - GDPR date
29/05/18 - Version 122
25/09/18 - Version 229
210 changes between 08/02/18 and 25/09/18.
For HMRC support schemes I've got 531 PDF's already of all the guidance changes date and time stamped... not including any that have been issued this week.
My top tip to preserve your sanity is to tell your clients at the outset that you will communicate with them, but will do so at the time that they have to take any action or are able to take any action.
For example, SEISS 3, no applications can be made until 30/11/20, so send an email first thing Monday 30/11/20 having read the up to date guidance then. You can be certain it will change umpteen times from now until then.
Otherwise we look stupid. Monday I was discussing the Job Retention Scheme Bonus with a large employer client........ now it's gone.
And just think what MTD will be like for April 2023...... thousands of changes to rules and guidance to come, and HMRC will sign off final version on 04/04/23..... and then change it 100's of times thereafter.
Full brexit 01/01/21.... and 06/11/20 still no-one has a glue what the rules are.
I can forgive a bit for unforeseen things like Covid but for others like, GDPR, Brexit and MTD like I said it's insane.
2nd Nov 2020
No it won't reduce the tax gap.
If people are not fully declaring takings now they'll not fully declare their takings under MTD.
It will encourage thousands of people to drop out of the tax system and just trade in the black economy.
What it will do is make life simpler for HMRC to attack the easy targets and hit them rather than get off their backsides, out their ivory towers and actually do something about the black economy.