5th April: Once An Accountant…

Today is the fifth of April. I spent thirty years in accounting from 1977 to 2007. I could no more see that date and not shiver with significance, than I could forget my own birthday. And I’m ready. Today is the tax year-end and I’m ready to submit this year’s tax return. I have my property rental accounts done, my accountants have done the accounts of my limited companies which pertain to this tax year and it isn’t going to take me long to add up my bank interest on my deposit accounts since banks don’t pay much of that […]

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Accounting Tips for Solopreneurs: Be Nice To Yourself & Your Accountant

Throughout January, in the UK, I have watched people struggling to get their accounts stuff together for the 31 January tax return deadline. Spare a thought for your accountant if you have one.   What (s)he really doesn’t want is 100% of clients delivering their stuff in January. Imagine that just for a moment,  what if you had to do all your work for all your clients in one month of the year? And January at that, perhaps the grimmest of all months. In January last year I had cause to visit my accountant to get his signature on something to do with anti money-laundering regulations […]

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