Self assessment: How was it?
You've filed your last tax return, breathed a sigh of relief and put your feet up on your desk - it's finally all over for another year.
But before you shut the office door firmly behind you, why not take a few moments to reflect on this year's tax season and share your triumphs and frustrations.
Has everything gone to plan? Or did clients show up at the last minute with their shoe-boxes and carrier bags full of crumpled up invoices and receipts? Did you experience any of the niggles with SA Online, and did your software system stand up to the punishment you threw at it?
Typically at this time of year, we find that members like to vent all emotions they've bottled up for the past few weeks and sharing their self assessment war stories. Face it, nobody else but other accountants are going to be interested.
We've seen a torrent of queries go through the Any Answers section throughout the busy season raising all kinds of practical, technical and technological issues.
And in the past week or two, whether or not HMRC would accept digital signatures rather than physical originals was raised again.
Now the deadline has passed, members are sharing their experiences on the Sole Practitioner's blog and there's a similar thread underway in Any Answers. Go ahead and vent all you like (that's what the site is for), but this year, with support from Digita, we're looking to take a slightly more constructive approach. What can you learn from your tax season torments so that you can make things run more smoothly next year?
There are just two questions in the online survey and we'll be compiling the results into a free expert guide summarising accountants' experiences this year and the lessons learned. It will also include ideas and suggestions to help you prepare for self assessment season in January 2014.