Member Since: 20th May 2010
9th Nov 2018
Thank you all.
Pretty much as I thought !
27th Sep 2018
We moved to TaxCalc from Sage 3 years ago. For the price it can't be beaten. My only gripe is that the accounts layout and editing could be a lot better - they ought to spend a bit of time improving this rather than adding new modules that have to be paid for. Having said that, non of our clients have complained about the accounts layout, so it's probably me being overly fussy !
27th Apr 2018
Thanks jcace, that is exactly what I thought. I filed a declaration of compliance for him, but he then told me that he had 'phoned the Pensions Regulator who had informed him that he didn't need to do anything and they have now cancelled the declaration off their system. I thought that he may have used the term "my company" during his conversation, in which case I could understand their decision, however I've spoken to them myself and been told the same thing.
The whole thing is a nonsense since no pension contributions will ever be paid, but it seems to me that the P R advice isn't right.
22nd Sep 2016
We chose TaxCalc over BTC as the interface seemed more modern. Before that we used Drummohr ( don't get me started on them ! ).
TaxCalc is very good value for money in my opinion, although I'm not 100% happy with the format of the accounts. Can't fault the tax software though.
21st Apr 2016
Re : Concerned
My advice would be keep everything safely on your computer.
The support at Taxcalc has been great so far, although they may be getting a little overrun now with ex-Drummohr clients changing !
We'd been with Drummohr for 20 odd years, but at the end leaving was a very easy decision.
21st Apr 2016
Minus 10 is too good !
The "upgrade" was finally started on 12/04. They have apparently transferred our data to the cloud - unfortunately some of our clients are now missing and those that are there only seem to have tax returns for the some of the years we have acted for them.
9 days later and we're not bothering with them anymore. It's quicker just to start from scratch with Taxcalc.
Utter, utter rubbish.
20th Mar 2015
Salary v dividends
We have been using Finansol Tax Calculators for salary v dividend decisions. Saves us a lot of time ploughing through the calculations ourselves. We type in the company profits, a salary figure and a dividend figure and the spreadsheet then shows us all taxes payable and, most importantly, the optimum salary/dividends for the least tax. Nice piece of software.
P.S. No connection to me, but credit where credits due.
13th Feb 2015
J_G_W That was the first
J_G_W That was the first question I asked the client - blank looks all round!
I suspect it should be the "Financial Advisor" who is the other trustee but to be honest he's not the most helpful of people and he says that he has been trying to get to the bottom of that since he was appointed a trustee ( 4 years ago ). I'm beginning to think that I should just walk away from this, but it would be the first time in 30+ years in practice so it doesn't come easy to me.
Where on earth do I start ?