Hello folks. We are nearly halfway into 2018. Can you believe it? I am too busy to assess the first half of the year. All I can say is time is flying.
We had our first meeting with the tax inspectors on a client's investigation on VAT, Corporation Tax, and income tax.
Prior to the meeting, I had emailed them the information they had requested. They did not have a chance to review the information.
Most of the questions in the meeting, I have no doubt, they already knew the answers.
The meeting lasted about an hour. They will get back to us with further information requests.
Tax inspections for me are a major set back since they steal my time from far more valuable work. Unfortunately, they go with the territory, I have to get them out of the way ASAP.
EDIT: It was the first meeting on an inspection on another client. Not the same client I mentioned in my previous blogs. I have had the bad luck of two inspections back to back.
It is surprising how far technology has gone with AI. Please watch this video to see what I mean:
Can you imagine, your AI assistant calling HMRC? HMRC assistant, answering the call? It will HAPPEN.
I treated myself to a new 27" iMac. It will be delivered by the end of the week. It will be used at home. I will assess over a period, whether, iMacs can be used in the office. If so, Windows PCs will be replaced with iMacs.
The why is simply because Windows is not my choice. I do not like working with it. My experience with Apple products has been positive to date. I have 12.9 iPad Pro + Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, and the iPhone X. In my opinion, great products.
I tried Samsung products, watch, tablets, and the Note mobile phone. I was NOT impressed. They lack style and functionality is time-consuming to work out. I also have a massive Samsung TV, a disappointment. I hardly sit down and watch TV now.
I am loving the sunshine. I am back on my bike now, commuting to the office. At this time of the year, car drivers appear to be a lot more patient and the sun brings out the good in otherwise selfish human beings - yours truly not excluded.
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