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Terms and Conditions

Terms Relating to the use of the Website www.onlinetaxandaccounts.co.uk www.onlinetaxandaccounts.co.uk is committed to providing a website that is widely accessible to any concerned party regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines. All those who use this website will abide by the following terms and conditions pertaining to the provision of our services. We may change these terms and conditions from time to time, and it is your duty to check regularly whether amendments have been made in a way to affect the way you use this website or in the way that our services or fees will affect you.
If you do not wish to abide by these terms and conditions, the remedy available for you is to leave the website. The continuous use of this website, demonstrates your acceptance of the terms and conditions
The terms of service explains how explains how we Sinnam Consulting Limited will provide our services to you and the relationship between you and us.

01. Definitions
The terms "we" "us" "our" "ourselves" refers to Online Tax and Accounts.
The terms "you", "client", "the client" "yours" "your" "your business" refers to those who contact us either by email, phone or through any other means to request services from us for a fee.

02. Information Contained on the website
While we take all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate and up to date, we make no representations, warranties or undertakings about any of the information content or materials provided on the website (including, without limitation, any as to quality, accuracy, completeness or reliability).
All material on the website is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, accounting or other professional advice, and it must therefore not be relied upon as such. You should arrange your own advice from a qualified party before acting in reliance on any of the information, or purchasing any of the products or services, available on or from this website.

03. Updates and Changes
We always try to update the website and improve on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal; and
Changes to these Terms and Conditions may be made at any time and your use of the website, or the purchase of products or services, are subject to any such changes. You agree to check to see if any changes have been made to the terms of service each time you visit the website or purchase products or services from it.

04. Exclusion of liability to you from the use of the Web Website

4.1. The website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

4.2. Any and all liability to you that may arise from your access to and use of the website, whether due to negligence, breach of duty or otherwise, is excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law

05. No warranty is given that the functionality of the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

06. We are not responsible for the content of other websites that link to our website, nor are we responsible for the content of any website to which links are provided from the website. Links to other websites are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply that we approve of those websites.

07. The copyright in all materials on the website, including their design, layout, text, graphics, photographs and the source code and software belong to their respective owners. Trade marks (whether registered or not) company names and the like are the property of their respective owners.

08. You are allowed to use and temporarily store website pages and their content in your browser's temporary cache, and also to print out for reference a single copy for non-commercial purposes. You may not sell or re-sell anything available from the website, save to the extent expressly permitted pursuant to any product or service purchased by you from the Website where such permission is either expressly given or is a necessary attribute of the product or service concerned.

09 Force Majeure -supply of goods or services ordered through the website
In connection with the supply of any goods or services ordered by you through the website, we shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of our obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside our reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire or failure of any communications, telecommunications or computer system, and we shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of our obligations to you (to the extent we owe any such obligations) should a force Majeure event occur.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Your use of the website and the purchase of any products or services from it are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.


Terms Relating to the Provision of our Services

01. All orders that you placed by you through this website are deemed to be an offer by you to purchase the products or services that we offer through this website subject to these terms and are subject to acceptance of the order by ourselves. We may choose not to accept any order without providing a reason.

02. You are presented with a range of choices during the ordering process. It is your responsibility to ensure that you read and understand these choices before you proceed with any purchase. You can contact us during usual UK office hours if you are unsure about anything before you proceed with a purchase. However, please note that while we try to respond to enquiries promptly, but sometimes we may not be able to do so. It remains your responsibility to take advice about the product you intend to order before the order is placed.

03. Scope of our work
We will prepare your self assessment tax returns together with any supplementary pages required from the information and explanations that you provide to us. After obtaining your approval and confirmation that you have signed the declaration on the return, we will submit your returns to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) subject to settlement of our fees unless otherwise agreed.
We will calculate your income tax, national insurance contributions (NIC) and any capital gains tax liabilities and tell you how much you should pay and when.
Online Tax and Accounts is a specialist online company run by chartered accountants, preparing tax returns and making use of electronic filing facilities with HMRC.
Provided you have supplied all the information necessary, your tax return will be completed for review within 10 working days. Once it is completed, we will submit it for your review and approval. We will file it with HMRC only after we receive your approval.

04. We do not provide the following services

If you request any of the above services from us, we will consider providing them to you at an additional charge based on the depth of each case. We will let you know the charges for each case when you let us know your requirements.
The price for any services that you purchase from us is as set out under the category that you fall in and unless otherwise stated, all prices exclude VAT at the prevailing rate.
We reserve the right periodically to update the prices on the website and to add to, amend, or withdraw the products and services that we offer, without prior notice. Every effort is made to ensure that the prices are correct, but in the event of serious error, any transaction shall be avoidable by us and you would then be entitled to a full refund.
We shall not be liable to anyone for withdrawing or amending any of the services we sell, or for refusing or failing to process an order.

05. Changes in the law
We will not accept responsibility if you act on advice given by us on an earlier occasion without first confirming with us that the advice is still valid in the light of any change in the law or your circumstances. We will accept no liability for losses arising from changes in the law or the interpretation thereof that are first published after the date on which the advice is given.

06. Your responsibilities
You are legally responsible for,

a) Providing us with the necessary and accurate and genuine data relating to your tax return.
b) Ensuring that your self assessment tax returns are correct and complete
c) Making payment of tax on time

Failure to do this may lead to automatic penalties, surcharges and/or interest.
Taxpayers who sign their returns cannot delegate this legal responsibility to us. You agree to check that returns that we have prepared for you are complete before you approve and sign them.

To enable us to carry out our work you agree:

a) That all returns are to be made on the basis of full disclosure of all sources of income, charges, allowances and capital transactions;
b) To provide full information necessary for dealing with your affairs: we will rely on the information and documents being true, correct and complete and will not audit the information or those documents.
c) To authorise us to approach such third parties as may be appropriate for information that we consider necessary to deal with your affairs; and
d) To provide us with information in sufficient time for your tax return to be completed and submitted by the due date.

You will keep us informed of material changes in your circumstances that could affect your tax liability. If you are unsure whether the change is material or not please let us know so that we can assess the significance.

07. Client identification
As with other professional services firms, we are required to identify our clients for the purposes of the UK anti-money laundering legislation. We may request from you, and retain, such information and documentation as we require for these purposes and/or make searches of appropriate databases.

08. Confidentiality
Communication between us is confidential and we shall take all reasonable steps to keep confidential your information except where we are required to disclose it by law, by regulatory bodies, by our insurers or as part of an external peer review. Unless we are authorised by you to disclose information on your behalf this undertaking will apply during and after this engagement.

09. Conflicts of interest
We will inform you if we become aware of any conflict of interest in our relationship with you or in our relationship with you and another client. Where conflicts are identified which cannot be managed in a way that protects your interests then we regret that we will be unable to provide further services.
If there is a conflict of interest that is capable of being addressed successfully by the adoption of suitable safeguards to protect your interests then we will adopt those safeguards. Where possible this will be done on the basis of your informed consent. We reserve the right to act for other clients whose interests are not the same as or are adverse to yours subject of course to the obligations of confidentiality referred to above.

10. Electronic and other communication
Unless you instruct us otherwise we may, where appropriate, communicate with you and with third parties via email or by other electronic means. The recipient is responsible for virus checking emails and any attachments.
With electronic communication there is a risk of non receipt, delayed receipt, inadvertent misdirection or interception by third parties. We use virus-scanning software to reduce the risk of viruses and similar damaging items being transmitted through emails or electronic storage devices. However electronic communication is not totally secure and we cannot be held responsible for damage or loss caused by viruses nor for communications which are corrupted or altered after despatch. Nor can we accept any liability for problems or accidental errors relating to this means of communication especially in relation to commercially sensitive material. These are risks you must bear in return for greater efficiency and lower costs.

11. Fees and payment terms
We will commence your work only when we have fully received the fee quoted for our service. Any other additional work will be charged based on the depth of the work involved in a case by case basis.

12. Intellectual property rights
We will retain all copyright in any document prepared by us during the course of carrying out the engagement save where the law specifically provides otherwise.

13. Limitation of liability
We will provide our services with reasonable care and skill. Our liability to you is limited to losses, damages, costs and expenses caused by our negligence or wilful default.

You will not hold us or our directors and staff, responsible, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for any loss suffered by you arising from any misrepresentation (intentional or unintentional) supplied to us orally or in writing in connection with this agreement. You have agreed that you will not bring any claim in connection with services we provide to you against any of our directors or employees personally.

Exclusion of liability for loss caused by others
We will not be liable if such losses, penalties, surcharges, interest or additional tax liabilities are due to the acts or omissions of any other person or due to the provision to us of incomplete, misleading or false information or if they are due to a failure to act on our advice or a failure to provide us with relevant information.

Exclusion of liability in relation to circumstances beyond our control

We will not be liable to you for any delay or failure to perform our obligations under this engagement letter if the delay or failure is caused by circumstances outside our reasonable control.

Exclusion of liability relating to the discovery of fraud etc
We will not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or expense incurred or sustained if information material to the service we are providing is withheld or concealed from us or misrepresented to us. This applies equally to fraudulent acts, misrepresentation or wilful default on the part of any party to the transaction and their directors, officers, employees, agents or advisers.

This exclusion shall not apply where such misrepresentation, withholding or concealment is or should (in carrying out the procedures which we have agreed to perform with reasonable care and skill) have been evident to us without further enquiry.

Indemnity for unauthorised disclosure
You agree to indemnify us and our agents in respect of any claim (including any claim for negligence) arising out of any unauthorised disclosure by you or by any person for whom you are responsible of our advice and opinions, whether in writing or otherwise. This indemnity will extend to the cost of defending any such claim, including payment at our usual rates for the time that we spend in defending it.

14. Limitation of Third Party rights
The advice and information we provide to you as part of our service is for your sole use and not for any third party to whom you may communicate it unless we have expressly agreed that a specified third party may rely on our work. We accept no responsibility to third parties for any advice, information or material produced as part of our work for you which you make available to them.

15. Termination of the Contract
Where you are a consumer, you have the right to cancel and contract for the provision of goods or services, by notice in writing, at any time before seven working days have passed from the day after the contract was made. If, however, we have started to perform our side of the contract before you exercise your right to cancel, then the right to cancel is lost.