December 2018 saw the very last printed edition of the wonderfully titled, well, wonderful if you are an Accountant, magazine “Accountancy”.
The magazine was first published in 1938 as the official magazine of the Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors until 1957 when ...
The reality is that the majority of new business for any accountant is from recommendations from existing clients. I know it’s not as sexy as if we were able to say from social media or via direct message on Twitter of Facebook or off our wonderful Practice App but it is the fact that ...
93.68% of Self Assessment Tax Returns filed on time.
As I’m tidying up my desk, emptying the waste paper bin, throwing away the half-drunk cups of coffee and staring at the pile of files and papers littering the floor and feeling quite proud of myself. My team in plops the usual self ...
Do you value the advice you give? If the answer is YES do you actually charge for providing the advice? If the answer is NO are you surprised that the client doesn’t act upon the advice or seeks an alternative solution?
Being in practice means that you have to earn sufficient income to ...
HMRC Recorded Message
I received an email from an accountant on the 4th January regarding a call to HMRC helplines as follows:
“I have just been on the VAT helpline and whilst waiting for a response one of the recorded messages went on to say.....
‘we are very busy ...... ...
Being in practice means two issues are vitally important to us, namely client acquisition and client retention.
Both are vital and both actually involve real people.
Existing clients are known to us, we have spoken to them on numerous if not countless times and we understand their business ...
The UK will be leaving the EU on 29 March 2019. Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority, however the government and businesses should continue to plan for every possible outcome including no deal.
In December, HMRC wrote to VAT ...
We received this email from HMRC.
We’re contacting you because some of your members are registered with HMRC for anti money laundering supervision. We’ll be emailing registered businesses soon to let them know about changes to their online anti money ...
We are all familiar with the ubiquitous “out of office” notification on email addresses and there is no doubt it serves a purpose.
If we are on holiday or are likely to be away from the office we can let clients etc. know and it can be used to re-direct the enquirer to a ...
We received this email from HMRC
Following my email just before Christmas to update you that we had opened up the Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT pilot to partnerships and Flat Rate Scheme users, I am pleased to inform you that the pilot is now open to all customers who ...