Member Since: 18th Feb 2000
25th Mar 2020
I gather the HMRC 'Portal' may not be ready until late April. Several of my clients in the hospitality sector have laid off, furloughed or whatever you want to call it, employees. Do they continue to show them on the payroll, but not pay them, and then wait for the grant, and hope for the best.
Laying people off has other repercussions - notice periods, redundancy etc.
A minefield of unprecedented dimensions.
29th Jan 2020
I have just contacted the Tax Office as the paperwork supplied by the Executor of a Client (who passed away in October 2019) was terribly incomplete. It got rather messy as I was then told that I was not registered as the Agent, although we had been dealing with her affairs since 2009, and had submitted a 64-8.
Nevertheless, the lady listened to what I said, and said I could appeal against the penalty, and that it was more than likely that it would be cancelled.
Hope this helps.
28th Jun 2019
Weird lot. Contacted Companies House to point out that the comparative figures shown by an ex-clients new accountants bore no resemblance to the original figures. They were not interested. Duh!!
10th Jan 2017
Have had a recent similar request as the Company director thought that buying a new computer and some software and sticking it in front of his existing staff would provide him with an instant picture of the state of his growing and successful business. I asked his staff if they were prepared to go on any courses and they were aghast being just elderly clerical staff. Nevertheless, he is going ahead and I am preparing to lose a significant client. But I am not prepared to spend time training other peoples staff well knowing that they may not stay long enough to derive any benefit.