Practitioner's Diary

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.

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Aug
22
10

... 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:

Aug
14
1

It's that time of year. Or maybe it's post-Olympics euphoria. It's also getting warmer down in the West Country.

Aug
08
2

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!

Aug
07
7

I am sure I have moaned about this before, but just why do HMRC people bother to phone us?

Aug
05
6

That's what it feels like when I'm trying to organise our clients.

Jul
29

If you thought the surprise late P35 penalty notice was a thing of the past - think again.

Jul
25
2

For reasons I haven't been able to work out, the hot topic on the phone this week is company cars.

Jul
24
7

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.

Jul
17
3

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!

Jul
08

We always go into the new tax return season with high hopes and the best of intentions. Ideally we would like all tax return clients to receive pro-active tax planning advice, adding some value to the basic annual compliance service.

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