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Life is tough on the front line of accountancy. For more than five years, our intrepid correspondent has been bringing us news and views from a typical West Country practice.
... I thought, from the top of the office step ladder, while I replaced a couple of fluorescent tubes.
Then I remembered - it's because I'm in charge around here!
Apparently that means that I'm the only one who can:
It's that time of year. Or maybe it's post-Olympics euphoria. It's also getting warmer down in the West Country.
I suppose every practice has clients who phone up every other day and generally make a nuisance of themselves, and others who never call at all. Makes for an interesting balance!
I am sure I have moaned about this before, but just why do HMRC people bother to phone us?
That's what it feels like when I'm trying to organise our clients.
If you thought the surprise late P35 penalty notice was a thing of the past - think again.
For reasons I haven't been able to work out, the hot topic on the phone this week is company cars.
After the latest morality vs tax avoidance pronouncement by a Government minister I fear that I, and small businesses like mine, are going to be the next targets.
There are times when being a general practitioner feels a bit like being a medical GP. Our surgery is always open to patients (sorry, I mean clients) and boy do they like to bring us their problems!