Member Since: 22nd Sep 1999
1st Mar 2021
Same as operating a clients' account. Simples!
1st Mar 2021
This is the text of the case. https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKFTT/TC/2021/TC07988.pdf
Interestingly, health claims were made by the defendant but no mention is made of any medical evidence, such as letters from health workers. The Tribunal just took him at his word, it would seem, which is very good news for any future defences, I would suggest.
So, DHL registered him for VAT and presumably DHL were also signing his VAT returns and never gave him copies whereupon he could have said "Hey, what's this output VAT stuff?". Hmm!
But he had the required knowledge to complete his own accounts and SA tax returns? So not as ignorant as he makes out.
What stands out is the failure of HMRC to do its job (again).
3rd Aug 2017
Excellent! I followed the above link to view the Version 4 exclusions only to be told by GOV.UK that . . .
. . . "We're experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later."
Seriously? After all these years I really shouldn't be surprised by anything that HMRC do.
Isn't it about time that the government started employing some of the naughty hackers we keep reading about? On the evidence, they seem to be far more adept at programming than whomever HMRC is wasting our tax money on.
18th Jun 2016
If the client has not confirmed agreement to the returns then nothing should be filed. Totally unprofessional, in my opinion.
I had a client last year who just dragged his feet on signing the return, despite constant reminders from me that he would be penalised if the return was late.
Yes, I could have filed without waiting for him but then again, it's not MY tax return, it's the CLIENT'S and he has to agree that it is correct before it can be filed.
Besides which, now he's been fined, he'll be a bit quicker this year to avoid another penalty.
8th Feb 2016
I've figured it out
HMRC are not at all interested in us sending letters to clients. They actually do NOT want us to send these letters as, at £300 per firm, non-compliance will bring in more money than taxing interest from non-disclosed offshore accounts. Very clever!
8th Feb 2016
Another HMRC scam
Junked just like all the other HMRC scam mail I get.
11th Jan 2016
Two out of three ain't bad
Firstly, that is an honor reserved for people in Military service for heaven sake.
Secondly, what has she actually achieved?
Freaking Bonkers country this.
1. Respectfully, that honoUr is for civilians too and has been since 1917, I believe.
2. Search me.
3. Only the system.
17th Aug 2015
This is old news. The Independent is playing catchup.
This is rather old news as the BBC covered it 3 months ago.
Do listen to the Radio 4 podcast [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02s9bz2.], it's very interesting.
It is not a legal requirement for passengers to show boarding cards when buying goods.
30th Jan 2015
Lighten up, my dear.
And obviously pedantry. Actually the cashier was male so the 'her' referred to in every case was my client.
This is the silly season after all.
Pedantic? Maybe. I have found it to have been an extremely useful trait when preparing accounts and tax returns over the past **hrmmph** years. Accuracy is everything and ensuring that the information provided cannot be misinterpreted is very important.
In this instance, you knew the cashier was a male but failed to pass on that vital nugget of information to us readers. Therefore, the sentence in question was obviously ambiguous and capable of misinterpretation, deliberate or otherwise.
But as I said initially, lighten up. Smile. Have fun now because the silly season ends tomorrow night.
29th Jan 2015
Philanthropy still thrives.
Just spoken to an elderly client who popped into her bank with HMRC account details which I had given her and helpful cashier stuck her debit card into the chip & pin machine and did a faster payment there and then.
That's wonderful! Now, if you can just give me the bank address and the name of the cashier, I'll go and see her since she is using her own debit card to pay other people's tax bills.