Member Since: 10th Mar 2011
14th May 2020
Hi I have been a Quickbooks Desktop user for 22 years. 19 of those as my own practice. I use it for Payroll, VAT Returns, Financial Accounts and various reporting as required. I also use the Online version. Payroll is only supported from the online version from this tax year. So far I haven't hadn't any problems with the payroll online. I also use the Online version for numerous clients for all parts of accounting. I use Tax Calc for reporting to Companies House and HMRC and you can import from Quickbooks Online into Tax Calc. Downside to the Online version is the payroll element is charged per client and from July there is a charge per employee. If you are already using an accounts software for everything else I would recommend using a payroll only software. Quickbooks is an all in package.
30th Apr 2020
Tax calc for both. You can also import accounts from Quickbooks Online to Tax Calc. Their support is amazing. I have been with Tax Calc for 4 years now. They have added lots of new things. One great feature is sending the accounts to the client via VeriSign for them to sign them before submission.
17th Dec 2019
Thank you for the friendly answers. I was asked by my client (yes I am an accountant). Before I confirmed to her my answer I thought it would be good practice to get other opinions of others as it is not clear on the HMRC website.
21st May 2019
I am AAT qualified and was told by the ICAEW that AML checks have to be completed for each client, on a regular basis. Is this correct? I am with Credit Safe but its far too expensive for my small company. I use Tax Calc for most other things. I will look into their checks to see if I can save money.
7th Mar 2019
Thank you. I am sure they did understand you but nether the less there is no need for rudeness in this discussion. Including you telling me to 'shut up'.
5th Mar 2019
Are you seriously crap at marketing and, if so, could it help, to be part of a franchise?
Sorry but I don't think that was very politely written.
I don't advertise and get the majority of my work as word of mouth. I use Facebook occasionally and I am on LinkedIn but neither of them have I had new clients from. I don't have a website up and running. When I did for many years it didn't bring me new clients. Word of mouth has played a big part.
It takes time and effort. It won't always be slow. Lots of people need accountants and likely to be more needed with the new MTD that will affect everyone next year.
5th Mar 2019
I have been a practicing accountant for 18 years now. It took quite a few years before I was earning anything. I had the financial support of my husband so that really helped. I would stay stick at it if you love it and can financially manage.
30th Jan 2019
Yes 5 children of their own from baby up to teenager (not sure of exact age). Thats one of the reasons I took it away as an expense.
2nd Oct 2018
I have spoken to Companies House this morning and been advised to complete RP07 form. They will try and contact the Directors(s) and if they don't receive a response then the Companies Registered Office address will be reverted to Companies House. Thank you all for your valuable advice.
28th Sep 2018
Thank you. I will call Companies House and it looks like I need to complete the disputed Registered office form.