Puzzel - go for Pandle. (Partner with them and it is a bit cheaper. I pay something like £3 per client per month including VAT) Pandle is just at good as Sage and the customer support is very, very good. I started with one and now have 7 or 8 clients on Pandle. I also have clients on Sage, Kashflow, Xero and good old spreadsheets so plenty to compare with - Pandle every time
I know that this is unacceptable BUT software always tells you what you need to pay by the end of January and also by the end of July, So payments can be made in good time.
However as the "glitch" is the HMRC software I hope that fines are not forthcoming
Paul Hopkinson: I have two returns to submit each with a period end of 31st March - sounds like there is fun to be had - or not!
GHarr - an excellent explanation of the situation
Whilst I have got my new agent credentials (yet another lot) I have not yet signed any clients up. As quite a few of your correspondents have said (and I agree) this can all wait until July/August. I suspect the reality will be as confusing as RTI was
I have heard that the government software for VAT will disappear
Very interesting, personally I hope it is deferred. In the meantime I will check out Avalara