Last month as part of my Tony Talks webinar series, I held a webinar with Melanie Lord of AVS Vat on the topic of the Domestic Reverse Charge for Vat which was due to start next month.
Now we all know that HMRC have delayed its introduction ‘till October 2020 and frankly I’m not ...
I often reflect on the changes that I’ve seen as an Accountant in practice over the last 20-30 years and which ones I think have had the most obvious and direct effect on my ability to help my clients.
Technological changes have been significant and yes, I can actually remember using ...
In my last blog I pointed out that in the quarter to 30 June 2019. HMRC received 4.5 million letters, that’s 1.5 million pieces of post every month, from taxpayers in the UK. To me this highlighted how despite the increase in the digital agenda taxpayers needed were still ...
In a Digital era where everything is instant or at worst, after hitting Return or Send and communication is apparently all via a keyboard and at best simply down to asking Alexa or Siri. HMRC are pushing forward with their own Digital Agenda because it’s what the public want.
Now let ...
I had to smile when I read recently about the travails suffered by Neil Warren the Vat well know VAT Consultant and award-winning writer on tax when he tested the HMRC Vat Helpline for a short article in Taxation Magazine recently.
Now I don’t want to go into the matter he put to them ...
A strange question to ask isn’t it? Do you talk to your clients? Surly all accountants talk to their clients and there is no doubt truth in that answer. However, if you discount the calls to chase information, to obtain documents, to get documents signed and returned and sadly to chase ...
A case at the First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Tax Chamber) caught my eye as it was reported both in “Taxation” magazine and by Croner-I concerning daily penalties.
Now, it has been a view held by HMRC that penalties were a legitimate and important way to improve taxpayer ...
I try and keep an eye on tribunal cases because as an accountant I am only too aware of the stress and strain the process can have on people’s lives to say nothing of their business and of course their bank balance.
I look to the cases not to find some possible loophole to reduce tax ...
Social media is a wonderful thing as you can see what’s trending, you can see what commentators or pundits believe we should see as it could be important and can use it to promote your business/practice. Furthermore, to sell individual items or frankly just to have some fun and make ...
Following the advent of Cloud some years ago and the march of seemingly endless Apps, we as Accountants are now in pole position to not only help our clients but to also help ourselves.
No longer are we working on figures that are months in arrears, no longer are we having to spend hours ...