Member Since: 2nd Jul 2000
17th May 2019
Agree, cloud is Krap.
Have one client on Sage. Been kicked out at times as too many users!
Does not help if it rains and the internet speed drops.
Why can there be not a desktop system that you use daily and then update HMRC every period that is required.
Oh, sorry that is the old software before Sage changed the gateway access
17th May 2019
Old Sage worked well enough until they changed the gateway access.
So what software are you using?
23rd Nov 2018
Let’s go beyond the basic view of what MTD4VAT is less we forget!
Once upon a time , reporting several boxes of values for the VAT return that could have been reported by older ‘digital’ systems was achieved. Sage (and no doubt others) stuffed this up by not allowing access to the old gateway system. There was nothing wrong with the old Sage package other than you did not pay the annual subscription fees, basically for nothing, being changed for support or upgrades and those not being required. Now we all have to do cloud accounting and monthly fees.
Reporting 3 monthly accounts values, seems to be the way HMRC are trying to go, as well as MTD4VAT. Which in some ways is not always a problem? Just need to sort your clienteles out.
What HMRC initially required was attaching a scan of the invoice to be paid for, to the actual bank/cash or card transaction made. Hence cash basis accounting process.
Once uploaded to HMRC, they are able to undertake compliance checks without visiting the business. Hence saving on their costs.
Some ‘free agents’ are saying that a VAT return is as easy as a click of a button. My, I did cringe at that comment on a recent roadshow presented by them, more bankers than accountants, and I had more questions than answers
Don’t get me wrong. MTD in general could save us time and lesser paper bag jobs.
The thing is. Take into mind that you sell the licence to your client, and thus you can restrict them filing their own return.
As a side comment, to various posters. How can you attach scanned invoices to a spreadsheet?
8th Nov 2018
Slowly getting very confused on this MTD4VAT.
If a trade is standard + 20% VAT and at or above the £85k threshold, then you are in the scheme.
If you are VAT registered and below the £85k threshold, then you are outside the scheme.
If you are VAT registered and on a flat rate scheme, partnership or group at the moment you are outside the scheme for MTD4VAT.
Q. What period are they using to say that a business should be within MTD4VAT?
If any business within the construction industry, undertook work in a 2 year period, part could be 20%, 5%, 0%. So within this trade, how can they determine who should comply with MTD4VAT or not.
Is there a chance to appeal that they should not be involved in the earlier periods of MTD4VAT.
18th Sep 2015
When a small business has to pay the extra for a pension scheme, and then they go on about a liveable wage.
Makes you wonder if some small businesses might set a pension scheme other than through AE but is AE compliant? a private pension for the employee.
Contract of employment agrees the pension deductions for the employee and a contribution from the employer, to be paid to the employees required pension provider.
May sound a lot of work, but for the amount of employees (1/1) then their would be a saving.
Those businesses enrolling later are being punished for something that the government has enforced.
25th Jun 2015
“Sage One wasn’t where it needed to be, but it’s there now.”
Who are you kidding.
Not able to have various sections open at the same time, banking and nominal what ever you choose.
A bank reconciliation can take 2 hours more than normal, because you have to exit the bank reconciliation to make a supplier payment or post a payment for insurance. You can only adjust for bank charges and interest within the bank reconciliation.
It is no way as flexible as the desktop version, and many don't like Sage as it is.
Post a payment/journal whatever, then wait a minute or two for the bank data to update, otherwise if you go back to the bank reconciliation too quick, the entry that you have just made is not there.
16th Apr 2014
What most of us do every day
Living by numbers - New Musik
1st Apr 2014
How many do we need to collect for a get out of jail free?
10th Feb 2014
No Zip files, but attachments
So why don't they go that bit further and include in the body of the e-mail information that might be relevant of of interest, rather than an attachment.
On the 6 Feb I received an e-mail with the following subject:
RTI-Making final submissions for the 2013-14 tax year  [Protective Marking: UNCLASSIFIED]
How do I know something is not embedded into the attachment?
I am aware that some AW members had actually opened this e-mail, and all was OK, but what if it had not been.
29th Nov 2013
It takes time
to get back on your feet, I know as I have been trying for the last two months.
Got so low down, the wiskey helped numb everything. But the problem with that is I never could do much on an evening or weekend. And as for work, well everything seemed to be in slow mode.
Things seem to be getting better, at least I don't have wiskey in the house anymore.
Thanks SDC, I will be looking at the moodgym.