Member Since: 29th Jun 2010
I am the practice owner of TSA Chartered Certified Accountants and Business Advisors. I've spent the majority of my working life in industry but made the leap into practice in May of 2013. It's been a tough 12 months but business is growing and I've learned a lot. If you are thinking of making the same decision, drop me a note and I'll be happy to help if I can, or check out www.tsabusinessadvisors.co.uk.
8th Dec 2020
wow. amazing how unsympathetic some are on here. I don't think the accountant behind on their compliance work is fictitious. I've got my local competitors sending referrals to us because they are up to their eyes in it. We are working a lot of extra hours and as my staff are full time I don't have the luxury of a part-timer I can just ask to increase their hours. The furlough claims are time-consuming but so are the queries from clients trying to survive. It also takes time to stay current with the latest guidelines etc. it's not a lack of adaptability that has impacted some of these practices. We all adapt to change, but the pace of change, amount of extra work etc. puts incredible demands on people. For example, early in the pandemic, my wife was having cancer treatment. That meant we had to shield for 12 weeks. Making it virtually impossible to recruit, to retrieve books from the office and only being able to hold client meetings by zoom. We're surviving and will manage the silly season, but I can easily see why some would struggle. The lack of empathy and smugness by some is staggering.
20th Feb 2020
typical of the prats at HMRC. no common sense, no appreciation of the real world and instead of insuring that tax is collected correctly, are simply trying to maximise tax revenues. and still ever few years the pillock at the top of this entirely dysfunctional organisation is made a dame or a knight. the latest deluded soul thinks he's joined the best HMRC in the world. sums it up really.
23rd Jul 2019
Too late for us unfortunately. we had repeatedly requested that HMRC withdraw a notice to file as they constantly referred to TMA 1970 S7. I repeatedly pointed out to them that S7 made no mention of directors. HMRC owed my client £1.47 and all her income was PAYE. only when it went to Tribunal did HMRC mention S8. the tribunal also incorrectly noted our insistence that no return was due under S7, and ignored the fact that this was HMRC's position right up until tribunal and that was why we disagreed with them. numerous calls and even in writing S7 from HMRC. £300 penalty for client. well done to the jobsworths at HMRC. This guidance should have been changed years ago and it's about time our politicians stopped knighting the [email protected]@rds that run HMRC and appoint people that can at least make HMRC fit for purpose.
20th May 2017
count me in!