What’s the downside of reporting it? A few minutes work.
What’s the downside of not reporting it? Considerable. And what benefit to you? Nothing.
Seems simple to me, regardless of any legal or tax technicalities which clearly split opinion. I vote for being able to sleep at night.
Lol, I was thinking the same.
FT -I thought you were looking for 32+ inches, you’ve ended up with 27, I think you’ll be disappointed after a short while, and lose out on the productivity increases that a very large monitor or multiple monitors bring.
I use 3 Samsung 27 inch monitors with my laptop and i’d never go back to less.
You’re thinking of Farages bodyguard surely?
Entirely agree with Maslins. Blow your own trumpet and make it clear how much you've saved them, but I simply charge a reasonable fixed price for handling what is fairly straight forward stuff, albeit I'd probably charge at the upper end in my mind if I was feeling confident in the relationship with the client. This will inevitably lead to further work with them, and referrals.
I'm just not comfortable with charging a percentage of tax savings extrapolated over 5 years etc, but then I have a small practice with close and long-standing relationships with clients, may be different in the more corporate world where clients come and go freely. I listened in for 2 minutes yesterday on a seminar at Accountex from the usual band as I was passing by, it clearly must work for some practitioners but 2 minutes was sufficient to remind me that I'm just not that kind of sales guy.
I have found this problem also in the last few months, haven’t found a way to properly resolve it yet but sometimes rebooting the laptop and freeing up the memory seems to make it happen less often, only happens when copy and pasting from Excel so I agree that it appears to be clipboard or memory related.
Pretty sure i’ve read in guidance, and possibly also received technical advice from ACCA during a monitoring visit that an alternative to a bank audit letter can be you physically looking over the shoulder of the client as they login to their online banking. You would presumably have to exercise judgement as to any accounts that may not have online access, and any borrowing facilities etc
To be honest if the client requires an audit on the basis of turnover or balance sheet then i’d be telling them to quit moaning about 100 Euro and get on with it. But I guess it’s their choice and I think the limitation of scope you mention sounds reasonable to me. I suspect you’ve incurred more than 100 euro in wasted time costs dealing with this already.
For the same reason that a business owner may use an accountant. Even more so when you have multiple classes of shares, shareholders agreement, or any other non-standard requirement.
I do agree that for a very basic formation there is little added benefit of a formation agent, but even so for the sake of £15 or something it’s not a biggie.
Formed one through an agent last week on a same day service, submitted at 1pm, formed at 5pm.
Submitted one myself directly with Companies House on Friday about 2pm, was formed about Saturday midday.
So seems okay at the moment, but I know they do sometimes have a backlog.
The original post from Tom refers to spam on "old articles" and "AA threads from years gone by", that's a little different from the introduction of a 14 day and 30 day limit wouldn't you say?
Don't you just love a consultation that really never was a consultation.
Perhaps I'm getting grumpy after a few years, or perhaps because I don't have to report to senior partners anymore, but in the last 12 months I've had a couple of audits that I've resigned from because they were a complete liability.
On both occasions I've decided that it was only fair to be entirely honest and listed all issues that I encountered (there were at least 6 issues on both of them), of course you need to ensure that it is entirely factual, and not just you 'venting' or appearing to have sour grapes.
Knowingly omitting to tell them major problems I think is the same as lying, particularly between fellow professionals. Infact it borders on fraudulent misrepresentation.
In your case Glennzy I would definitely mention the problems you had, if I was the new accountant taking over and you didn't mention them to me (and particularly if I was later out of pocket) then I certainly wouldn't hold the previous accountant in high esteem. Probably not such an issue if the new accountant was far away in Essex, but if he's local to you then I'm sure it'll come back to bite you one day. Just my thoughts. I don't see the point in beating around the bush, just be honest and factual.