Member Since: 15th Nov 1998
4th Dec 2019
Resign from audit work?
Wouldn't it make more sense to spin off audit work along with the relevant partners and staff?
26th Apr 2018
I checked my "state pension"
I entered some information as requested and got a figure back
when I got paid my pension it was less
when I phoned up and asked they said that the figure quoted was the total of state pension and private pension
I asked why they gave the wrong information
and I was told that the calculation was nothing to do with them
7th Jul 2017
you mean the thing that is supposed not to be needed?
5th May 2017
You are in the right.
Stick to your guns.
It will take a while to get what you want but it will be worth it. You could either use short print runs or use temporary branding. I still use Word templates - after living at the same place over 17 years.
31st Mar 2017
The correct analogy isn't a car or a faster car
it is walking or driving
The guy who said that tax should be simple enough not to need an accountant: that's only the case if your affairs are very simple. Usually you've messed up before you realise you needed an accountant.
27th Mar 2017
So an accountant does everything right but HMRC rejects the submission? Surely that is HMRCs fault. The accountant would just say they had done everything correctly.
I submitted some paper accounts to Companies House and they blindly rejected the accounts because of a change in the law. They didn't take into account that the period was for nine months and so was correct. Companies House accepted my point and asked me to send the accounts back. I told Companies House that I had submitted the accounts to Companies House so they had nothing to complain about and I had a valid defence if they prosecuted. Unfortunately, despite my client being supportive, I didn't feel it was fair to drag him into the issue. It's amazing how these people act like they are above the law!
27th Mar 2017
How can third party software be affected by this problem?
I accept that there's a problem if HMRC will reject the submission from third party software if there's a certain combination of income but that seems madness.
Can't 3rd party software just calculate the tax correctly?
27th Mar 2017
Why can't taxpayers submit information using HMRC software and just complain to HMRC that their calculations are wrong?
Isn't that better than paper submission?
I assume 3rd party software has correct calculations but can HMRC calculate the tax correctly?
18th Mar 2017
Aren't MTD and VAT return submissions derived at from the same basic accounting data?
17th Mar 2017
Say that you have to start a clients accounts on MTD starting April 2018. To be able to do the first quarter sensibly for 2018-2019 an accountant would prefer to have completed 2017-2018. This would mean that they would want to get their client on online bookkeeping during 2017-2018 early enough to be near finalisation soon after March 2018. Given that most of my clients have an extra year then it isn't too bad for me now but I will have the same problem next year unless it is decided what is happening. I don't want to pressure my clients into something which then turns out is not needed yet - if at all!