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25th Jun 2020
I bought IX1500 end of last year as it sounded like a perfect addition to my hardware & would minimise paperwork storage but cannot for my life, work out how it takes multiple docs in one scan & separates them into individual docs. I don't suppose you have an idiot-proof instruction manual or link that you would be kind enough to share? Thank you. For attention of the OP, it cost me £425 appx inc VAT & if I knew how to use it, I'm sure it would answer your needs!
3rd Jun 2020
If he isn't eligible for the SEISS it won't let him claim - he can try as many times as he wants! It isn't like the BBL or the CJRS where you put your own figures in. I tested it - both with a client who WAS eligible & it agreed & told him the £ he was getting. And with a client (my son!) who I knew wasn't eligible but I wanted to see the process. It just said 'you are not eligible' & wouldn't let me go any further.
BUT - yes, IMO, if he manages to claim & be paid out, it will be obvious & is fraud. Cover yourself.
14th May 2020
I do this all the time - I don't have an agents log in & often clients just give me their ID & password which is - usually - linked to their phone.
I get them to be available at a certain agreed day/time & log in as them, get the code from their text, go to manage user & set up a new user.
The code goes to them again, so they can tell you it.
The new ID is emailed to you. The email with temp password also goes to them (I think, am doing this from memory) so they can forward / tell you.
Log out as them. Log in as you. You THEN have to re-log in as them to change what YOU - the new user - can see & do. (You MIGHT be able to do this before you log out the first time but I think you have to 'activate' the new user first - hence the out & one last time back in as them.
Sounds faffy - it is a bit, but MUCH less hassle once you've done it. AND - as an added bonus - there is then always 2 users in case one of you loses the ID, p/w, changes phone or whatever. Good luck.
5th May 2020
I had an AML 'investigation' last year. I'm a bookkeeping practice with about a dozen clients t/o under £50K pa. I was asked 'do any of your clients have any connection to PEPs (Politically Exposed Person).
The tip of my tongue was 'How the f.. should I know?' I bit my tongue.
As they are micro business owners, plumbers & a sales consultant - in the main earning less than me, I would hardly think so.
It was compliance gone mad, no common sense applied, and I did make the point that I could end up spending more time doing the risk assessments & compliance & follow ups than the actual work I did AND to add insult to injury , I paid the same as a large accountancy practice (£300 per premises). Later in the year they asked for £40 per person on top.
I have since considered whether it's actually worth it & started making moves towards training & consultancy rather than 'doing the books' so I can deregister from AML & get my life back too. Then C-19 hit, so plans afoot but somewhat delayed!
I feel your pain.
21st Feb 2020
I have an HP laserjet M225 dw - the up to date version is I think the 227. And there is also a networked version if you need one though I can print to this from every computer, laptop & phone in the house! Had it about 4 years & no complaints.
The toners are about £40 if you wait for HP's cashback deals & buy 4 at a time - which lasts me about 2 years!
Sometimes there is also cashback deals on the printers themselves or extended warranty or some other deal if you buy direct from HP - I always go to market but apart from Amazon sometimes, their prices are often the best. (Hint - joining their 'business club' for free gets you 15% off the standard prices).
18th Dec 2019
Thankyou all for your replies - & I apologise for not responding sooner - I obviously have notification settings turned off & only thought to check back in today.
I don't have any more information without talking to the person who wants to do this but will take your replies when I speak with her again & advise her to speak to an expert - one of her own finding or your recommendations. (If it was me, I would be inclined to start where you good people have pointed.
Again, thank you for your time. I will consider my own involvement carefully given your words of wisdom!
26th Nov 2019
I'm 'just' a bookkeeper with no membership of any industry organisation & picked HMRC as the supervising body. Pay my £300 (yes, it hurts) & get on with it. Don't know if that helps at all? Goodluck with your new business.
14th Nov 2019
I recently bought an ix1500 & the best price I found was online from Amazon at £425 inc VAT. Next day delivery with Prime. saves lugging it about?
8th Nov 2019
I stand to be corrected but I believe that GoCardless also now can take international payments - it is direct debit but can be for one-off or irregular & variable amounts as well as regular recurring amounts.
5th Nov 2019
Abdication of responsibility I call it! But, some people are just like that:
I have done this as an authorised user on a client's bank account - as a limited company they amended the mandate to make me a user & I got my own log in etc. (It can take time as if the bank is different to yours, they need to do all the ID verification checks & can take awhile!)
Corporate online banking platforms (as opposed to 'just' business online banking) usually allow different levels of user - so with the right access in place, you would be able to create the payments ready to pay but not authorise your own payments. Someone else (presumably him) would have to authorise - but likely be able to do it as a bulk payment so shouldn't take too long!
If you have sent him a list & said 'it's ready online' he authorises on the understanding that he has checked & is happy & the final responsibility is his?
Would that work?
In cases where they want me to do it but the level of access / authorisation is not available on the bank platform, I just make sure I get an email in reply to a list to say they have checked & its fine. Not ideal, but it's real world.
Good luck finding a way!
PS - I also charge an extra fee a month for the responsibility of having access to the bank & all the extra security checks I have to follow to make sure it's extra safe whilst in my care. Hope that helps.