[BCAB] Make Tax Digital

Andrew Hodgson andrew at hodgson.io
Mon Jun 3 15:15:38 BST 2019


Hi,

I have used some Zoho products with various companies in the past and all of them without question have performed really poorly with screen readers so I wouldn't touch them with a bargepole.  Mike it sounds like you need to try one of these products and work out whether it fits your needs rather than just coming back with answers from a helpline.  Afterall, that is why you posed the question to the list in the first place?  I know of some other small businesses that use Quickbooks Online and they all praise it highly, though they are not screen reader users.

Andrew.

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From: Steve Nutt [steve at comproom.co.uk]
Sent: 03 June 2019 14:19
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Make Tax Digital

And here's the page for Quickbooks Online:-

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/uk/making-tax-digital/

There are problems with FreeAgent, particularly if you are VAT registered.

Sometimes I found it doesn't round up or down correctly.  So if you have something that costs £24.99 including VAT, and you enter the amount of £20.82, you get £24.98 and can't do anything about it, because the exclusive rate is £20.825, so it tends to round down.  There was when I tried it, no way to edit the vat amount.

So FreeAgent is an accountant's nightmare, or it was last year.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Mobeen Iqbal <mobeeniqbal at gmail.com>
Sent: 03 June 2019 10:56
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Make Tax Digital

Hi Mike.

Have you considered freeagent? I know of quite a few visually impaired people who use the online software to file taxes and it works quite well for them. If you'd like a discount code as part of your trial so you get 10% off, give me a shout and I'll be more than happy to pass it on. Here is their making tax digital page with more information on how the software can support you.

https://www.freeagent.com/guides/making-tax-digital/

cheers,

Mo.


On 03/06/2019 10:46, mike at plpi.co.uk wrote:
> Hi Ibrahim and Steve,  Quick Books is not on the HMRC Making Tax
> Digital recommended list, and when I spoke to Quick Books they said
> they were not compliant with the new regulations.  All the best,  Mike
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu [mailto:igucukoglu at hotmail.com]
> Sent: 03 June 2019 10:21
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Make Tax Digital
>
> Hi Mike.
>
> It is possible to use Quickbooks completely independently as they work with the accessibility vendors to ensure they are compatible with screen reading and magnification programs.  If for any reason you have problems using Quickbooks and need visual assistance, you can call on Aira for free to assist you with completing tasks or indeed any other small business related matter as Intuit sponsors Aira through the access program for this provision.
>
> All the best, Ibrahim.
>
>> On 3 Jun 2019, at 08:34, Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Mike,
>>
>> If Quickbooks isn't accessible, how come I'm using it to run my
>> business?  😊
>>
>> It's what I use all the time, Quickbooks Online that is.
>>
>> They even have an accessibility manager, called Ted Drake in the US, who is a great guy.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mike at plpi.co.uk <mike at plpi.co.uk>
>> Sent: 03 June 2019 08:17
>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Make Tax Digital
>>
>> Hi Listers,  Further to my earlier enquiry.  After a lot of searching the wed, and with sighted help I have been able to find 6 sites that HMRC recommend as compatible software for blind people and "Makeind Tax Digital"
>> for VAT Returns.  They are -
>> Advanced Computer,
>> BARCODEX,
>> Cirrostratus,
>> Johnston Smillie,
>> Open Answers,
>> Zoho.
>> Does anybody use any of these ?  I telephoned Quick Books, they tell me they are not compatible for blind people or screen readers.
>> It is not possible to get in touch with the Making Tax Digital Team direct except by letter.  You just get refered to the web if you ask the General Government Help Line, So much for making things available to blind people !
>> Best wishes,
>> Mike
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chris Moore via Bcab [mailto:bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk]
>> Sent: 30 May 2019 22:48
>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Cc: Chris Moore <moore.c at blueyonder.co.uk>
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Make Tax Digital
>>
>> Is Quickbooks online accessible?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On 27 May 2019, at 10:37 pm, Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>> Yes, but you won't like how I do it <Smile>.
>>>
>>> I use Quickbooks Online for my accounting, and it pretty much does
>>> it all for me, other than reviewing the figures.
>>>
>>> All the best
>>>
>>> Steve
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: mike at plpi.co.uk <mike at plpi.co.uk>
>>> Sent: 26 May 2019 17:12
>>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>>> Subject: [BCAB] Make Tax Digital
>>>
>>> Hi Listers,  Has anybody managed to solve the new requirements of
>>> HMRC and are able to send im their VAT Returns in the new format ?
>>>
>>> Best wishes,  Mike
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