The HMRC has managed to solve the issues they were having, there may be a bit of a backlog but keep trying as all CIS, PAYE and VAT returns should now go through.
Please note the HMRC servers are currently experiencing problems, meaning CIS verifications and returns, VAT returns and PAYE Real Time information (RTI) returns, are either not going through or taking longer than normal. We will keep an eye on this and let you know when they have everything running normally again.
We have briefly looked at the feasibility of producing the Purchaser Order Module for mobile devices and I am wondering if it would be of interest to you?
It would run on mobile phones and sync with the Purchase Order module on your CIA software, allowing invoices to be matched but producing the actual orders on the go.
Could you please let me know if it would be of interest to you? I am trying to analyse interest levels to see if it is worth developing.
CIA software will allow this to be reclaimed, see http://www.clipitsolutions.co.uk/news/employment-allowance-15-16.
For instruction on how CIA helps with this and https://www.gov.uk/claim-employment-allowance for general details on the allowance.
Just a reminder to customers to ensure you keep the “User Responsible for Updates” current. This is your main user who gets notified when updates are available.
We still get a lot of remittance advices posted to us when the payments have been made electronically, remember the CIA software can automatically email these when the payments have been made
Tax year end update: The tax year end update is completed and will be released during the week commencing 23rd March.
I often say during demonstrations that Job Costing is more important to the majority of our customers than the Accounts. It’s the jobs that make or lose the company money, not the accounts. Customers need to be able to see up to date information at a click of a button to see how a contract is progressing. The job costing capabilities of CIA is the single biggest factor must people choose us.
The CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) module allows customers to verify subcontractors at a press of the button, it automatically calculates and deducts tax, submits the monthly return to HMRC, emails statements to the subcontractors and tells you what tax is due to be paid to the HMRC every month
The Retention diaries allow customers to know exactly how much retention is outstanding and when it’s due for release. The retention diary automatically updates as Certificate of Payments are recorded and Invoices are paid. The amount of times I have been on customers site demonstrating the software and asked “how do you know what retention is due at any particular time” and get a hand waved at a set of shelves to be told “it’s in there somewhere”