Member Since: 23rd Sep 2005
7th Aug 2020
The way to do this is (and your Ltd Co clients who have broadband may be interested.)
Phone Line is installed and paid for by staff member. Employer installs Broadband piggy backing on the phone line but under a different contract. As long as personal broad band use is incidental there is no benefit in kind. However if the broad band supplier has a separate charge for extra date then this is a different proposition. ZEn have an unlimited use 70gb fibre plan at around £30-£35 per month.
If the employer wants the employee to have a desk phone he/she would be better to look at a plan such as that offered by Voxhub which transfers the whole business phone system to voip. This allows calls between employers and the availability to transfer incoming calls to other members and much more. The calls can also be transferred to mobiles seamlessly if employee is not in the office
6th Aug 2020
We use Senta and would not go anywhere else.
You need to think about the future. According to those that know automation is the single biggest way to improve profits. Therefore any software you now consider much have API functionality
30th Jul 2020
Sounds like you need to find an implementation expert before you start. If it all goes wrong I guess its your fault so get one and recommend it in writing the the boss.
If the boss is prepared to pay the fee good, if not and it does go wrong then it wont be your fault.
Personally I would be looking for a new post as others have said it may be a very rocky road for you
28th Jul 2020
1 Get client to send copy of passport and driving licence to you by email
2 Have a video call with client with them showing the page on the passport so that you can see it is the same one and at the same time verify they are the passport holder.
3 Write to his/her current address and ask that they sign and return the letter
4 Get electronic AML certification
28th Jul 2020
An email is sufficient authority if received from the known email address of the previous client
22nd Jul 2020
Tax Dragons comment above sums up how difficult it is to provide advice. There is not sufficient information (figures would be helpful to start and also what legal instruments have been completed) and different tax professionals will view it differently having had all facts in front of them.
Gifting legal ownership would appear to be a disposal but what do the legal deeds say. 99%/1% would mean that the mother most likely would have to be on the mortgages but could receive all of the income because this creates a partnership. But as I said above not enough facts
22nd Jul 2020
From reading the Ancient Mariners posts I feel that he has already decided it is a jolly.
So I am suggesting that his boss makes him go next time.
For me this is networking although I don't understand why the company only pays part of the costs. Just ask any employee who has been told that it is expected that he use his free time to help the company prosper whether it is a Jolly and you will get an answer.
Many years ago I worked for a medium sized company who expected its sales staff to go to a bonding couple of days every three months. I hated it - I was recently married and was then expected to drive 250 miles to stay in a hotel and go paint balling etc. I was already doing 50+ hours for the company. Loads of alcohol and food and then the drive back. I never considered it a jolly.
20th Jul 2020
I believe you client is in a high risk situation. So do as Goffey has indicated in his two posts and implement immediately.
If you had to go to tribunal and had the detailed records (and perhaps an adjustment for covid, however small) I am not so sure that HMRC inspector would win his case.
Does Neil have any advice based on his considerable experience?
16th Jul 2020
If you get desperate you could ask [email protected] for help
It is great software and i know the owner and developer looks at Aweb so you may get a response from the Company.
Great software, great support and competitively priced
16th Jul 2020
You also have to look forward. Automation is coming so any software that does not have APi will leave you at a disadvantage. Which we have found with Taxfiler
It was a great product but since Iris has taken it over no more improvements such as being able to file LLP accounts. It still is great but not as great