Thank you, much appreciated.
I agree with you, only HMRC could take something relatively simple and break it into a thousand pieces.
Yes, agreed John but what I’m saying is that the BTA is reporting no vat period.
Wherever QBO is trying to pull the info from (I know that it’s not from the BTA, that is just an output dashboard) it can’t because there are no quarters being reported.
I’ve submitted MTD returns via QBO without issue during the pilot, but my on mass sign on of 1st april starters are having this issue.
As to vat certificates, well quite you may have indeed discussed certificates before but that doesn’t mean the whole accounting profession knows about it now so allow my indulgence in flagging it here as a helpful hint.
Thank you, in case it looks like I don’t know my backside from my elbows (which I invariably don’t) I’m quite happy with vat quarters and workings thereof, I just hadn’t heard the term ‘stagger dates’ before.
Which number did you ring that got you the call back from a helpful vat agent?
Can I ask what you mean by stagger dates?
I’ve got a number of clients where the Business Tax Account has no vat period date shown. It states one will be shown at the start of the next Accounting period whatever that means.
This means that the software (Quickbooks online) shows filing ‘blocked’ as it can’t sync with hmrc.
Out of 10 31st March vat quarter end clients only two show correct vat quarter dates in their BTA and are ‘open’ in QBO.
Quickbooks say it is hmrc fault and that it will automatically unblock when the filing window opens but if that was the case then why are 2 clients showing as open? That said I do think the problem is at hmrc end.
It’s worth creating a BTA for each client as you can get more info there than on your agent vat login. Which is crazy but there you go.
To a previous poster once you sign a client into MTD you can’t change the filing quarter in your software as it ‘pulls’ the information from HMRC rather than the old push method.
If anyone is interested another issue to be aware of is that once you sign your client into MTD you lose the ability to view their vat certificate. It disappears from the old agent log in. Worth saving a copy before you sign them up.
Once you sign your client into MTD the link to view the certificate disappears in the 'old' agent services.
It is still there for non MTD vat clients.
Maybe all the wonderful free MTD software that is out there will show it. (they don't).
Mark seems to be a good egg to me having followed 'Kent' for a long time here and you can't knock someone giving away something for free.
People making 'facetime' calls in public without headphones
Watching TV on their mobiles on trains - without headphones
Making phone calls in restaurants / letting kids play mobile phone games with volume on
Writing texts with the 'click' setting on
Watching Youtube videos on their mobile in pubs (yes you guessed it) without headphones
Listening to music (with headphones) too loud so I can hear every. single. word.
People that put full. stops. after. everything. to. make. a point.
SHOUTING ON EMAIL
Zombie walking while looking at their phones.
coughing / sneezing and not covering mouth
Talking in lifts
music in bars / restaurants too loud to have a conversation by (though does drown out the Youtubers)
standing on the left on an escalator
Not keeping left when moving between platforms when CLEARLY INDICATED YOU MORONS
Parking next to me in a car park when there are a million empty spaces elsewhere.
Not putting the cans of beans and other assorted food products the right way round in the food cupboard (mainly aimed at my wife)
Standing too close to me in a queue, or like anywhere.
Pushing to get on the train / lift when I'm standing at the door and if I don't get out then I actually might kill you.
>>>>>> I've only got started, but I'll leave it there as its 7 oclock on Friday and I'm still in the office answering stupid peoples questions that I've answered already.
Been hapily married for 25 years next week - no idea how.
I thought PNL was female? :-O
Yes you qualify at LEL and above.
I have paid myself at the PT threshold for the last few years and not paid NI.
In 2017-18 I received £8164 and have just checked my NI record courtesy of the lovely Personal Tax Account and it shows a full 31 years of contributions (my full working life).
Each year is broken down and shows 'Full Year' though interestingly it shows for 2017-18 'You did not make any contributions this year' whereas when I was self employed it shows the contributons as 53 weeks (as I paid Class 2).
EDIT: just re-read your question and I think you are confusing the bit where is states "You did not make any contributions this year" which is a statement of fact - he didn't. However just above that it should state 'FULL YEAR' in exactly the same way as when an actual contribution is made.
Check the Summary for 'years of full contributions'.