well now this is very interesting - just opened an email from tax assist and a letter from current accountant pretty much at same time. taxassist are looking for almost €1000(including vat) dp was under the impression the figure was vat inclusive plus they want half money upfront
then current accountant has brought down his fee to €700 +vat highlighting the fact that he has been very flexable on fees and payment date - fair enough. its probably only 2 mths since we paid him in full for last year. but jesus thast sme drop from €1200 to €700- obviously fleecing us last few years
He was also very kind to include a print out form taxassist site and highlighted paragraphs that say 'you do not have to be a qualified accountant to join them'
A bit angry to say the least Rip off ireland is alive and well still. probably will go local still though and stay with same fellow. gut is saying so just hope dp agrees