Member Since: 2nd Dec 2014
1st Feb 2017
Found one already started - I'm going to sign it right now! Let's get it to 100,000 asap! The it has to be debated in Parliament plus it will make the news if it gets to go viral! https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/167738
25th Jan 2017
Can't you just tick box 36 on the Self Employment pages to pay voluntarily as under threshold in your scenario?
16th Jan 2017
Phoned HMRC about two clients this morning where we have made claims to reduce payments on account for 2016/17 six months after we filed the 2016 Tax Returns. I was smugly told that they'd been rejected because obviously 2015/16 payments on account had now passed! I pointed out that it was a known problem and was all over Accounting web. He said that the guidance they'd been given was to ask us to call the online service desk. I pointed out that we don't have time to do this in January and was told that I shouldn't speak to him like that! I didn't shout nor did I swear! Appalling service.
12th Jan 2017
I too have now adopted a standard complaint letter - much quicker and more useful than sitting on the phone, wasting valuable time. I also have a current claim for compensation going through which has already received prior agreement from them (I just had to wait for client to settle their bill first) Agree if we ALL did this maybe HMRC would soon invest some time and effort into actually resolving these ridiculously petty issues and hopefully someone somewhere would finally realise at HMRC that they can't possibly hope to bring in MTD on time without the whole system falling over whist they appear to remain incapable of resolving what appear to be really simple issues!
12th Jan 2017
What about the ongoing issue with Class 2 National Insurance liabilities being ignored and adjustments made leaving Class 4 NI payable and Class 2 reduced to NIL. It's a shambles this year
1st Jan 2016
It isn't just bookkeeping though is it?
So how will loss relief claims be dealt with? Let's also chuck in Farmer's Averaging claims into the pot too, how will that be dealt with/reviewed, at least quarterly too? Will they be expected to do stock takes/valuations at least quarterly too? There are many businesses with fluctuating busy times, I've only used Farmers as an example of one of them - it would be completely unreasonable of HMRC to insist that bookkeeping was kept bang up to date at all times in every single business. I will again use Farmers, harvest time - and they are working often ridiculous hours to harvest crops against the weather, and HMRC want them to down tractors to write up their books?
29th Dec 2015
I wish you all the best and do please feel free to ask for other real experiences of accountants dealing with small businesses some of which don't even use e-mail ! I'm ex-Revenue and now MD in a practice in the North East of Scotland with a diverse client base. I normally embrace change, I loved the introduction of ELS and later FBI but this proposed change troubles me. I can see it working fairly easily for VAT registered clients, but for those "receipts in a bag clients" (often busy farmers) and the small businesses struggling to keep jumping through all the hoops it will be very difficult.