An open letter to parents of three and four year olds from a day nursery in the midlands.
Tomorrow many of us should be rejoicing in delight as we are now apparently receiving 30 hours free care for our 3 and 4 year olds!
The Government will no doubt be praising the new initiative as a huge ...
In September 2015 Anthony Thomas was installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers. Anthony Thomas is a former CIOT President and at the time of his installation he made the following comments:
“my sense is of HMRC’s reluctance to genuinely engage with the tax ...
Now this may seem a strange question but I was having a discussion with colleagues recently and someone chirped up with “No Accountants say they are good at getting Accounts right anymore they all want to be Advisers and Consultants, it’s all about adding value”
It has to be ...
This is the intro used by HMRC in the August – September 2017 Agent Update prefacing their decision to refuse to provide paper SA302 forms to Accountants in connection with mortgage applications:
“We are aware that a number of agents are still phoning HMRC for a paper copy of ...
Some aspects of the MTD initiative have been deferred, but some are already in place, writes Tony Margaritelli
The accountancy profession as a whole has been fixating with some justification on the Making Tax Digital regime proposed by HMRC back in December 2015, which some of you may ...
I’ve been manfully ploughing my way through the Report of the Comptroller (is this an old fashioned word or what) and Auditor General into the 2016/17 Accounts of HMRC and so far these two paragraphs jumped out of the page at me.
Additional tax revenue of £920 million
At a meeting sometime ago of the Agents strategy Group a representative of HMRC asked the assembled group why it was that so many businesses and accountants actually were using software to prepare their records which was capable of preparing and filing a vat return but yet significant numbers ...
It’s July, we’ve had an election, Wimbledon is on the tele, tales of Clacton being hotter than Marbella abound, trains are cancelled because the heat is effecting the points or the cables so now is the time to start thinking about January 2018.
Why? Well of course I’m ...
When you start out in practice the one thing you are always short of is clients. Some say there aren’t enough hours in a day but by using up as many of the 24 available you manage to cope but nothing stops a fledgling practice from developing as a lack of clients.
So you ratchet up the ...
Daily we are being regaled with endless messages extolling the virtues of Technology for Accountants. At the moment it’s all about the cloud and automation and of course Apps in relation to MTD. HMRC are banking everything including the supposed tax gap reduction on Tech making sweeping ...