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VAT MOSS what next? Changes to VAT on cross border online sales

On 1 December 2016 the European Commission released its proposals for changes in the way VAT is applied to cross-border online sales within and into the EU. The current situation Since 1 January 2015 any business (whether VAT registered or not) supplying telecommunications, broadcasting and digital services (such as apps) to consumers (ie non-businesses) in another EU country has been required to charge that country’s VAT rate and either VAT register in that country or make use of a Mini One Stop Shop portal (MOSS), whereby returns of these sales are made to HMRC in the UK for them to pass on to the relevant countries.

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Accountants

A chat with Martyn Keates of Keates & Co.

Today we have another catch up with one of our certified partners Martyn Keates, principal of Keates & Co. let's take a look at how he runs his successful accounting practice based in Camberley and Fleet. Who are you and what is it you do? Chartered Accountants delivering expert business advice in addition to the boring compliance 'stuff' How long have you been using Clear Books and how did you come across the software?

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Accountants

A chat with Jane Swain of Lymm Tax Services

Today we have a chat with one of our newly certified partners Jane Swain of Lymm Tax Services. Let's take a look at how she runs her successful  practice using Clear Books. So what do you and your practice do? Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. Director of my own company providing general accountancy and specialist tax services.

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Tax

Changes to VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS)

In his Autumn Statement of November 2016 the Chancellor announced changes to the FRS designed to combat perceived abuse; predominantly by labour only agency workers.  It will however affect many other service sector businesses. The announcement was followed by HMRC guidance and then, in December 2016, by Draft legislation. The changes are still subject to consultation but here is a summary of the proposals.

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Announcements

Create invoice design update part 2

Dear customers, A big sorry to those customers who didn’t like the new design of our create invoice page. I appreciate that a change to a key workflow when you are on autopilot can be frustrating. It certainly isn’t our intention to annoy you! Thank you to all customers who gave us honest and helpful feedback.

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Announcements

Product Update – December 2016

Aside from the performance and hosting projects, we’ve also been busy addressing a number of issues raised by customers and partners. Dividends Fixed a rounding error on the dividends report Search Improved the search functionality to look for entire strings Invoices Fixed an error where due date sometimes showed NaN/NaN on an invoice Bank import Users on Together plan no longer get a confusing request to enter a VAT rate when explaining bank transactions Customer & Supplier Statements Updated the hyperlinks on customer statements to correctly link to sign up and tour pages Fixed an error that totalled amount to pay incorrectly on supplier statements VAT Added validation to ensure a VAT return must always have a name i.

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Announcements

What we’ll be working on from January 2017

Many of you will be aware that we have a product roadmap that covers planned product improvements and enhancements over the next one to two years, and we review this twice a month to check that the priorities are still correct, and review any new requests received from customers and partners.

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Announcements

Create invoice design update

Over recent months we have been rolling out a new style guide for Clear Books. The reason we are doing this is to ensure a modern and consistent approach to layout, colours, icons, grids and fonts that is more accessible on the web and via tablets. Although many pages and features have had the new style applied to them, this week a highly used page underwent the design update, the create invoice page.

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Announcements

Clear Books a year on… An explanation on change management and where we’re at

If you are curious to read about a major change process we have been through please check out Tim’s quarterly investor updates. The summary is that we’ve returned to our roots to make our core business solid. The benefit to you? Clear and simple accounting software delivered with passion and kindness. We’ve set a vision for the company to quadruple the size of the business with a remit of profitability and to increase customer advocacy levels by 78% by March 2023.

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Announcements

Update to invoicing on Clear Books

We are delighted to announce a new a design update to our invoicing module. We improved the layout of the invoicing tool to better follow our intuitive style guide. The only additional feature is the customer/supplier selector, which was previously a drop down select menu, but it's now an autocomplete search box.

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Creating Direct Debit mandates in Clear Books is changing

Our GoCardless integration automates the process of setting up direct debit mandates with your customers.  This feature simplifies the process of getting your customers to pay on time, and from 2nd November 2016 we will be making the process even simpler. One of the problems we found with our current mandate creation process is that when trying to collect an invoice which was greater than the mandate limit for the month you had to do this outside the direct debit process.

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