A little experience ....I have a Personal Tax Account, as do some of our clients, but in the last few weeks, I have frequently been unable to log in to it.
HMRC systems kick me out with the usual "username and/or password not recognised" and, of course I AM using the right credentials. Some days it allows me in, some days it blocks me. Very flakey.
How am I supposed to see my any messages etc when their own unstable systems won't let me in???
Yes, can be useful. I used the procedure once (in 2016) for a client with a fluctuating business. Turnover always below VAT registration but, for a short period, he secured a large well paying contract. He didn't consider VAT till it was too late. It was a "one off" contract, never to recur, but triggered this situation.
Yes, Microsoft have issued/are issing Windows patches to help with this BUT, if your antivirus program isn't "compatible" (by their definition), then you won't be able to download/install ANY more MS patches or updates.
Many/most major AV providers are up to speed but some are not.
If you want to find out if your AV program is compatible then you should open your registry editor ("regedit") and see of this key is installed.....
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat" Value="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc" Type="REG_DWORD”
If so then you should get all MS updates and patches for your system.
My thought too. Bludsucker. Rao was obviously the wrong man and the band were mistreated. A case of what's goin on here?
My ears are ringing with the last stanza of Karn Evil 9 where man struggles to maintain his presence as the dominant species on Earth and the computers assert that they have surpassed their creators:
"I am all there is. Negative! Primitive! Limited! I let you live!"
"But I gave you life!"
"What else could you do?"
"To do what is right."
"I'm perfect! Are you?"
Let's hope we don't end up in a desolate world dominated by HMRC (failing)IT.
Agreed. They were "sound bites" as "vote catchers". He had absolutely no idea what he was doing and - I suppose - neither did his so-called "advisors".
Zoe Brown and coolmanwithbeard mention errors. Yes, if you correct inaccurate prepopulated information HMRC will revert to the original figures.
So far as I can find out the ONLY way to fix an error will be go back to the originator of the figures and get THEM to correct it. Then, I suppose, the correction will filter its way through to the prepopulated details. Eventually.
Wonderful.....especially if you are up against one of the many deadlines and need to get something filed.
haha ... yes, I saw that. I misread the dates in the timetable. I think I need new glasses.lionofludesch wrote:
Too late ?
10½ months not enough ?
OK. A link to this just popped up in my inbox.....
I have to say this issue had dropped off my radar with everything else going on. Has anyone heard any more on this? I read today in another professional online journal that [quote] ........
"A notice published in September this year states financial advisers, accountants and solicitors with UK resident clients who have an account with offshore money or assets in it, should send a letter HM Revenue & Customs has provided to those clients.
Advisers who do not send this letter by 31 August 2017 could be subject to a £3,000 tax penalty."
Given the article only appeared today, 12th October 2016, the warning is too late but it prompted me to ask.