Before taking the next step...
All services can be provided stand alone, or most commonly we provide clients with a complete accounting package covering all the services they need much more efficiently. For example if we were to complete your business's quarterly VAT returns, income and expenditure is already recorded therefore making annual tax returns much less time consuming to complete and so much more cost efficient to you.
When becoming a new client of Orchard Business Services, all that is required is to complete the agent authorisation process with HMRC, whereby after gathering your details, we send the request to HMRC, who then send a code by post to your given address, which you then just need to pass on to us to confirm you want us to be your acting tax agents. For our own purposes we ask you to sign a letter of engagement, which outlays your responsibilities as a client and also our responsibilities to you. For anti-money laundering regulation purposes we must have a photocopy of your passport to confirm your identity before any work is carried out.
We require you keep organised records of all paperwork to enable us to complete work in the most time efficient way possible. For tax purposes there are of course deadlines to work with, it is your responsibility to pass your paperwork to us in good time to prevent any fines or penalties being applied to you or your company. We will send reminders to you to try and ensure this does not happen.