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Hands Up those who are Filling in Tax Returns!

Who else is skipping church today ?

Didn't find your answer?

Only five returns to go, plus one who'll surface tomorrow.

Only two sacked-off till February.

Any kindred spirits having a working Sunday, or am I the only mug? 

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By Wycher
30th Jan 2022 11:53

Nope i am in with a few more to go, been a struggle this year for some reason!

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By stepurhan
30th Jan 2022 11:58

Looking at doing a few.

The February exstension is a double-edged sword. Gives us more time for returns that haven't been done yet, but equally extends the time last-minute idiots will take to send their records in.

A culling may be in the offing.

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By Catherine Newman
30th Jan 2022 12:53

No but just realised on surprising one outstanding and they are digitally savvy so will have to wait for it to come in the post-may be tomorrow.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Jan 2022 13:49

Bet he turns up on your doorstep ;-)

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By Catherine Newman
30th Jan 2022 18:33

Thank God not. A very apologetic client who says it is going in the post tomorrow.

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By Paul Crowley
30th Jan 2022 13:04

Nowhere near finished
February is good any way
Annoyed that even simple returns cannot get done correctly first time by what client provides
There were three items that I can check on one client
All three wrong, so do I trust the items I cannot check?

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Jan 2022 14:10

I'd check everything, Paul. Isn't that why these lastminute clients leave things till the flights being called, hoping to slip through the net unchallenged?

I've just had a fun morning checking out a client's compelling argument and almost convincing figures that he should be eligible for SA tax relief on his pension contribs (ie that his pension is of the Relief at Source flavour). It's taken me a while to prove to myself that the pension is, as I expected, a net pay arrangement by which he's already received relief via his employer's PAYE.

His figures that he'd run through a salary calculator looked persuasive, but they lied! (He'd taken a wrong turning with a K code, and used his P60 figure as gross earnings rather than taxable earnings). I'm sure there's a moral there somewhere, along check everything lines.

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By Paul D Utherone
30th Jan 2022 13:47

Just filed the last two that I can. Waiting on approval for three more.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Jan 2022 13:51

And you solved the pension crisis-column!

Best retire to the conservatory with a beer while you're ahead on the day ;-)

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By Paul D Utherone
30th Jan 2022 14:11

I was just thinking it must be gin o'clock by now :)

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By russell hayward
30th Jan 2022 15:40

Also finishing off/submitting a few today.
The last minute brigade can wait until I decide I can be bothered to do them. Only a few in that category.

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By sarahg
30th Jan 2022 15:47

No we refuse to do overtime and weekends anymore

There is plenty of time for people to get their documents in

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By Winnie Wiggleroom
30th Jan 2022 17:06

Yep did about 4 hours today, I think we will end up with 20 or so that can wait until next month, tomorrow will be tying up loose ends, boxing off a few more

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By lionofludesch
30th Jan 2022 17:53

Not me - full day out for us in Barrow for the start of the season. Players are in the offy stocking up for the return journey as I type.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Jan 2022 18:41

Good for you - you got your life back!

Barrow has an off licence?

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By lionofludesch
30th Jan 2022 19:21

Back? Apart from 2003, when I wasn't very well, I've only ever missed about six games since the club was formed in 1984.

I wouldn't miss a game to fill in some footdragger's tax return.

The offy was in Ulverston, which explains it.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Jan 2022 22:43

Ha ha, back as in you've got your end of January life back.

Must be nice to do normal things like watch rugby and drink beer. I've forgotten!

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By rmillaree
30th Jan 2022 19:29

hmmmmm perhaps the next question is who hasnt filed their own return yet.
5th plead i

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By lionofludesch
30th Jan 2022 19:35

rmillaree wrote:

hmmmmm perhaps the next question is who hasnt filed their own return yet.
5th plead i

[Chuckle]

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By DJKL
31st Jan 2022 12:00

Mea Culpa.

In my defence I have completed everything except the daft £5 rewards Bank of Scotland pay me re my account and half what they pay re the joint account, once I log on to bank it takes 5 minutes to check these.

The one that is bugging me is my son's, all complete except he traded some shares and I still await an excel sheet to determine if they need included or not (know gains under allowance but need to check proceeds to see if scrape under or not)

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By bettybobbymeggie
30th Jan 2022 19:51

Not a chance.

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By Jimess
30th Jan 2022 19:56

Yes, a long and busy weekend. The last minute filers have really gone for it this year. Got most out of the way now just a few more filings tomorrow, a couple to chase for missing information and any more latecomers will go to the bottom of my worklist. It seems as if this year has been full of delays with staff self isolating, incomplete sets of documents and clients needing extra help, It has been a frustrating self assessment season, but perhaps not quite as bad as last year when we also had CJRS to deal with.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Jan 2022 23:08

Lot of faffing about this year. I whizzed off 4 of my 5 today, but the SEISS claimant with the October year end has me slightly flummoxed and is taking me longer than the others put together.

Looks like a borderline overclaim - what a bother! It'll go to extra-time (and perhaps penalties ;-)

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By Leywood
30th Jan 2022 22:49

Are you mad?

Get a life, stop allowing clients to rule you.

Gin o’clock, well the cocktail hour, started before lunch today.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Jan 2022 23:11

I guess so - I'm just about to head home :-(

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By scrasey
30th Jan 2022 22:56

nope I'm an idiot working on a sunday too. going to have a cull I think on the 1st of Feb. starting with the lady who e-mailed my wife within an hour of me getting out of hospital to say "I know Tony has been in hospital, but has he had a chance to look at my e-mail yet?"

This season has made me positively evil I think. we've worked long hours, weekends and worked like trojans to ensure that all of the self-assessments are out on the 31st Jan at the latest, despite the extension. We're a small practice and my wife (who works in the firm with me) and I both contracted covid at the end of November. I spent a week in hospital with it in December, so around 3 weeks were a non-starter for us. We've kept clients informed etc. and most have been pretty good. But there have been some complete a**h*les I have to say. Who on earth would want to go into this profession as it is now? You'd have to be mad.

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By Leywood
30th Jan 2022 23:11

Wouldn’t leave that one until Feb to be culled. Cheeky mare! Hope you and your wife are ok. Thee really is more to life than dealing with such people.

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By scrasey
31st Jan 2022 04:16

many thanks, we're all good now thanks. yes I should have told her where to go the minute it was received. it does make you wonder why you bother though doesn't it?

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Jan 2022 23:27

At least you won't have them buzzing around you in February. It's worth biting the bullet this weekend to get them off your plate.

I do hope you're on the mend now. Nothing like a bout of illness to bring the worst clients out of the woodwork. To combat which, I'm contemplating signing the lower quartile of our clients to short term engagements, one specific task at a time (like a builder or a solicitor). Or for say a year at a time (like car insurance) with an enormous increase for PITAs come renewal time. Like you I've felt more and more on call during the last two years - time's come to charge retainers for that!

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By scrasey
30th Jan 2022 22:56

nope I'm an idiot working on a sunday too. going to have a cull I think on the 1st of Feb. starting with the lady who e-mailed my wife within an hour of me getting out of hospital to say "I know Tony has been in hospital, but has he had a chance to look at my e-mail yet?"

This season has made me positively evil I think. we've worked long hours, weekends and worked like trojans to ensure that all of the self-assessments are out on the 31st Jan at the latest, despite the extension. We're a small practice and my wife (who works in the firm with me) and I both contracted covid at the end of November. I spent a week in hospital with it in December, so around 3 weeks were a non-starter for us. We've kept clients informed etc. and most have been pretty good. But there have been some complete a**h*les I have to say. Who on earth would want to go into this profession as it is now? You'd have to be mad.

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By SXGuy
31st Jan 2022 07:44

Have about 10 clients who haven't bothered responding yet. Probably know of the extension to penalties. So when they do ring I'll tell them I'm having February off work. See how they like it. Or just ignore them till March lol one or the other.

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By codling
31st Jan 2022 11:45

I was in church yesterday.
Trouble is, it was really the office, otherwise known as The Church of the Poisoned Mind (to quote a song) at this time of year. It gets me thinking venomous thoughts of certain clients and how nice it will be to fire them!

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By gainsborough
31st Jan 2022 14:53

Spent many years as a kid thinking that song was called Touch of the Poisoned Eye and that it was about giving dirty looks....

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By Cathro
01st Feb 2022 17:50

I had a day off on Sunday - The first day off in 2022 so far. Went out for lunch with family then did my best to relax and not think about tax returns - switched my phone off so I couldn't be tempted to look and see if a client had finally sent a missing piece of info that I needed. By 8pm Monday I had 5 returns to file - one signed but not paid (despite being issued on the 7th Jan - I am being firm about not filing until paid this year - almost caved in but gave myself a stern talking to), 3 are out awaiting signature/payment and one still waiting for queries to be answered but then he only woke up and realised it was January on the 29th...

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By Cylhia66
02nd Feb 2022 06:58

I had a lovely weekend in Malaga. The client who gave me his paperwork just before the start of my holiday, on the 25th of Jan, was told I will deal with his return when I'm back. I also told him the deadline to submit his return was extended therefore no need to panic. That's both of us happy.
As well as his I have another 2 returns outstanding. I'm actually glad about the deadline extension. Fingers crossed that extra month is all I need.

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