GoSimpleTax

AIA has teamed up with GoSimpleTax to provide a cost effective simple secure solution for digital recording giving accountants and other advisory practices a helping hand with the transition into the digital age. 

  • 14-day free limited trial, no credit card required
  • Low cost with no hidden charges
  • Partnership returns
  • Simple accountant’s dashboard

Exclusive Offer

Get GoSimpleBooks half price with the purchase of 10 Tax licenses.

About GoSimpleTax Limited

Our software is protected by the same 256 bit secure connections and systems used for online banking. We work closely with the FCA and HMRC and are innovated with our development.  We pride ourselves in ensuring the customer’s journey is simple but very effective for their business.

We have been developing software for 30 years and have 70,000 registered users. Our software has been developed to be Jargon free giving accountants and other advisory practices a helping hand with the transition into the digital recording. We are first in the innovation of HMRC’s vision to be able to calculate and submit from a mobile device direct to HMRC.  We are ISO 9001 accredited.

GoSimpleTax

GoSimpleTax is jargon free Cloud based software, it completes all schedules apart from Lloyd’s underwriters and Members of parliament. It calculates the tax liability on an ongoing basis giving peace of mind and then files the self-assessment return quickly and simply.

Recording ongoing income and expenses on desktop or via our mobile App, which allows for the scanning of receipts and invoices. GoSimpleTax also gives hints and tips on savings and applies them easily.  The software allows for multi returns and has a simple dashboard to access each client.   

About GoSimpleBooks

GoSimpleBooks is jargon free cloud based software, its features include;

    • Quotes
    • Invoicing
    • Income and expenses
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • VAT - Including digital submissions
    • All relevant reports

GoSimpleBooks has a management dashboard especially written for accountants. The dashboard allows for various functions to be performed including access the client's data as though they were logged in as the client user and control what the client can do.

Full transaction recording and adjustment processing can be used. Simple reports and a live trial balance are present to allow review of data and identify items for further query.

About GoSimpleVAT

GoSimpleVAT is MTD compliant VAT bridging/filing software that imports a VAT report from any spreadsheet or PDF.  Approved by HMRC and guaranteed to lead you to compliance. You can take advantage of our free 14-day trial (no credit card required) to see just how simple VAT filing through bridging software can be.

For just £240.00 per year (£60.00 per Qtr.) for unlimited clients and unlimited submission.

Discount to AIA Members

GoSimpleTax offer 25% discount on all software, to all AIA Members.

Simply follow any of the above links or click here to sign up to receive your discount code.

GoSimple Blog

Clients Going Digital? Here's How To Help With The Paper Tax Return Deadline

If your client is required to complete a Self Assessment tax return, there’s a possibility they may be already submitting (or would prefer to) via paper submission.

Paper submissions, as opposed to digital, must be completed by 31st October every tax year. The relevant form (SA100) can be downloaded from the HMRC site along with any additional sections that you may need to fill out. Once completed, all that’s left to do is post it.

However, for accountants struggling to support clients caught in the no man’s land between offline and online submissions, Mike Parkes from GoSimpleTax has provided the best way to tackle the Self Assessment paper return.

Explain the differences between the two

Aside from the format, offline submissions are most notably different in their submission date. As opposed to 31st January, paper submissions must be completed three months prior.

In addition, penalties for paper submissions will begin three months before those who submit online too. Late paper submission fines begin on the 1st November, whereas late online submission fines won’t take place until the following 1st February.

It’s also easier to recognise when you have submitted an online return as HMRC will give the user immediate acknowledgement following receipt of their documentation. A client’s only option with paper returns, on the other hand, is to send the Self Assessment tax return via recorded delivery or obtain proof of posting.

Check for the required supplementary pages

As you will know, depending on your client’s operation or how they receive income, they will be required to fill in extra sections of their Self Assessment, otherwise known as ‘supplementary pages’.

Clients will be penalised for not completing any relevant pages, so it’s important to check the full list of extra sections in case their circumstances have changed and they’re missing one.

The most relevant pages to clients who file paper returns include:

  • Self-employment – Split into two separate forms, the self-employment supplementary page will either be SA103S or SA103F. The former being for those whose annual turnover was below the VAT threshold (£85,000 as of 2019/20) and the latter for those above.
  • UK property income – If your client is a landlord and receives income from tenants, they’ll be required to file an SA105 form alongside their Self Assessment tax return.
  • Business partnerships – Similarly to those who are self-employed, there are two forms for business partnerships. One form is used to record a full partnership (SA104F), whereas the other is used to record a short version of partnership income (SA104S).

This list isn’t exhaustive; however, it demonstrates the scale of the paperwork necessary to compliantly document your clients’ finances.

Remind them there’s still time to submit online

If your client has missed the paper deadline or is struggling to get their records and receipts in order ahead of the 31st October, there’s still the option of registering online. While they will need to register in advance to use the online system, once they’ve received their 10-digit Unique Taxpayer Reference number and activated their account, they’re able to file.

After activation, you or your client will be able to check their account details to monitor deadlines, make amendments or even adjust payments on account. In general, it’s a more accessible option for clients struggling to manage a paper submission.

While it’s not your role to force them to transition from offline to digital, it’s important you convey the benefits of doing so – including the later deadline, greater convenience and security, and preparation for Making Tax Digital. Furthermore, by helping them to understand that an electronic submission can be saved or printed for their own records, they may be more inclined to revisit their decision.

Accountants should always accommodate a client’s preferred means of operating. That being said, if it’s apparent that a client will be penalised as a result of their method, or is missing out on opportunities to reduce their tax liability, you have a responsibility to present an alternative.

About GoSimpleTax

GoSimpleTax support accountants working tirelessly to improve their clients’ processes. With us, you’re able to offer clients an unrivalled experience – an effortless Self Assessment tax return.

Take their free trial today – no credit card required.