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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Mar
08
2

I see HMRC has launched yet another campaign to encourage a specific group of (non-)taxpayers to come clean.

Mar
06
2

This coding notice has been circulating the office and creating quite a few laughs. It starts:

"You need a tax code so Jobcentre Plus can check your tax position when you come off Jobseeker's Allowance, or at 5 April 2013, whichever is sooner."

Mar
03
12

My recent posting on dressing up or down provoked quite a few comments.

Mar
03
3

One of the challenges for the general practitioner is remembering the huge list of tax dates and deadlines we have to manage each year.

I'm pretty happy with the month end deadlines, but all the messy mid-month deadlines really challenge my grey matter.

Feb
05
13

Attending a business seminar earlier today, I was struck at the range of attire among the accountants there.

Feb
03

Across the country, it's that "how was it for you" time in many accountancy practices.

Jan
29

After the slow start to the month, I am amazed to find that the 2012 Tax Returns are virtually finished two days before the end of the month.

Looks like we won't be sat here at 9pm on 31st finishing off the lasts et of accounts - yes, it has happened in the past!

Jan
27
1

I suppose the fact that I am posting this on Sunday evening says it all - despite a marked improvement in tax return filing in the last couple of years, it seems most clients are back to their same old ways this year.

Jan
21
1

As usual, we are still receiving a steady stream of approaches from potential clients looking for help with 2012 SA returns.

Jan
18
1

A rare occurrence in the West Country, we have about 4 inches of snow and the roads are at a standstill!

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