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BS: 20 days to tax return deadline!

11 Jan 18 - 03:04 AM (#3898694)
Subject: BS: 20 days to tax return deadline!
From: Bonzo3legs

Just 20 days to go now before the tax return deadline! It's good that accountants can follow the HMRC rulebook and save money for clients!!!!


11 Jan 18 - 06:24 AM (#3898760)
Subject: RE: BS: 20 days to tax return deadline!
From: Senoufou

Oh God Bonzo, my husband cleaned one holiday barn in addition to his employment by a local authority cleaning a school. The Tax people said he should declare himself self-employed as well as PAYE.
Every blooming year I helped him do his self-assessment for a few pathetic quid, well below the personal allowance threshold. And every year it cam back as 'no Tax owed'. But, of course, we wanted everything to be above board, so we complied.
Two years ago he gave up the holiday barn cleaning. But the rigmarole needed to close his self-employed status and account has been unbelievable.
Their forms online are ridiculous, and self-contradictory so the next page won't load. When you ring their helpline, you listen to music for half an hour (paying for the call too!)
I finally managed to get a lovely lady who has sorted it all out, closed his self-employed account, notified every department involved and will post us documents to that effect. I was abject in my gratitude.
There is a fine of £100 if one doesn't submit the Tax Return on time. I can see why some people just work on a cash-in-hand basis, 'lying low and sayin' nuffin'!!


13 Jan 18 - 02:04 PM (#3899367)
Subject: RE: BS: 20 days to tax return deadline!
From: Bonzo3legs

I couldn't agree more, I'm more than glad that all of my income is covered by personal allowance and PAYE so I no longer need to submit tax returns. However, I'm preparing them for clients at work!


13 Jan 18 - 02:15 PM (#3899370)
Subject: RE: BS: 20 days to tax return deadline!
From: Senoufou

I should think you're being driven mad then Bonzo!

Our lovely neighbours are both self-employed, and the nature of their (very different) jobs needs a detailed account of products used, machinery repairs, expenses, protective clothing allowances, receipts, on and on and on. The poor lady does the Tax returns for them both, and she told me it takes her hours and hours, and crazes her every year.

I've been PAYE all my life, and my husband couldn't manage the form himself, so I had to muddle through as best I could. Now that his employers (the County Council) do it all under PAYE I could dance for joy. In fact, I did perform a little dance when I finally came off the phone after the nice lady had sorted it!


14 Jan 18 - 02:37 PM (#3899628)
Subject: RE: BS: 20 days to tax return deadline!
From: Nigel Parsons

Only problem with a thread like this is that its title rapidly becomes misleading!