Can you afford to receive one of the now infamous mistake letters from HMRC? We are told that its all due to computer error and systems not talking to each other. Have you tried getting in touch with HMRC direct to sort out any issues with them?
A recent tv documentary highlighted the lack of knowledge in call centres and also that in fact you can wait upwards of an hour just to merely speak to someone, and when you do speak to them, can you be sure you are getting the correct information?
Once upon a time, when you rang up with a query, you were sure that they would also check all the details they hold for you and after giving your details the quick once over, might highlight to you any issues they could see, but with the lack of time they now have – this no longer happens, so mistakes just carry on happening.
So if you have concerns about your tax situation and would like help resolving it, or you have a tax return to fill in, and are now worried that you might find yourself in the letters trap sometime next year, then head over to the Tax Specialists and Tax Return Experts and make sure you are getting the correct forms filled in with the correct information.
Tax return – is that a ‘dirty’ word to you?
Does it bring you out in a rash?
I know that from experience that a lot of people put their heads in the sand and leave it to the last moment, then suddenly drop everything on their accountant at the start of January, knowing they are pushing their luck, yet still expecting the miracle of everything being done and submitted for them.
Ok, so advantages to doing it early then?
Well, for starters, doing it early means you can budget for the amount you will possibly have to pay, as admit it, suddenly having to find a large sum in January is not ideal, as its usually a lean month for most. Also, did you realise that getting the information to your accountant or tax advisor early, means they would usually offer you a decent rate for their services, yet the nearer you get to the deadline, the more they can charge you.
After all, you left it so late, why shouldnt they charge you for spending all weekend pouring over your figures?
If you need help with your tax return, then head to FTZ Tax for your tax return help.