Member Since: 8th May 2014
8th Jul 2019
“simply don’t recognise the picture being painted”
There's none so blind as those who don't want to see.
22nd Oct 2018
"In particular, it is no good HMRC arguing that a prudent taxpayer should make themselves aware of their duties and responsibilities if HMRC can’t get the law right on its own website"
2nd May 2018
Lords Economic Affairs committee meeting 22 February 2017. Jim Harra was asked why HMRC was not prepared to give businesses more time to prepare for MTD, and replied he wanted to know what businesses would do with that extra time.
The answer with hindsight is wait for HMRC.
26th Apr 2018
Nick Graves wrote:
mr. mischief wrote:
Yes, I would have voted Brexit if I had known it would torpedo MTD!
Actually, I did hoping it would!
Anything to throw a spanner in the works of statist meddling with things they are intellectually incapable of understanding.
I did too.
15th Jul 2017
If HMRC are not bothered about the accuracy of mtd quarterly reporting, how does that fit in with the vat returns they will expect from 2019.
We've heard often enough that HMRC will do nothing with the quarterly submissions but they will have to with the vat registered businesses.
So reporting quarterly for those with a vat number has to be accurate whereas reporting for those without doesn't matter in 2020?
14th Jul 2017
So during the Lords Economic Affairs Committee meeting on MTD Jim Harra said little evidence has been provided to HMRC about what people would do with the increased elapse time if it was granted. How do you feel about it now Jim? Out of touch or what?
10th Jun 2017
The real winner today is the Great British public who will be delighted that we have the very real prospect of another election later this year. I just [***] love voting, maybe we could have one every month and never do any actual politics at all.
Real time voting.
We can fit it in between RTI, AE, MTD and VAT submissions.
23rd Apr 2017
Interesting the point about fully testing the software before tax payers are required to use it. The Carter review recommended at least a 12 month testing period for new services. HMRC is adopting an ongoing testing period on MTD. So businesses will have already embarked on the journey as opposed to starting when it has been given the green light. Rushed rubbish.
21st Apr 2017
If HMRC have security concerns about agent impersonating taxpayers perhaps they shouldn't answer the phone at all.
That would suit them just fine.
HMRC are becoming a nasty piece of work
13th Apr 2017
That's useful. What we need to do is make everything take longer so we can get other things done. Like maybe a half an hour to boil kettle!
I think you're missing the point here, which is not how much of Receipt Bank's time it takes, but how much of your time it takes. Even if it takes a week for Receipt Bank to do it, it is not taking up your time or that of your staff.
If you had to wait half an hour for your kettle to boil, rather than 15 minutes, what more could you fit into your day? Nothing as far as I can see.
If Receipt Bank is processing receipts that would take you or your staff several hours to process, then you or they could do several hours work in the mean time.
A bit inconvenient if you are up against a deadline. Like I said previously my attempt came out incorrect/incomplete but that may have been due to a slightly faint invoice.
That in itself isn't rare due to old printer cartridge/sun bleaching is it.