Tax return check


#1

Hey freelancers!

How you coming along with them returns?

Anyone already been a goody-two-shoes and filed as early as october? [nerd homer gif]

Anyone panicking?

Anyone forgotten to put money back for tax?


#2

not only done and filed but also paid

no flies on me, mate!!


#3

!!! fucking hell! just filed mine, will pay soon as confirmed.

delighted to discover if you opt to pay into a private pension you can set that against your profit. QUITE good


#4

i don’t understand what that means :disappointed:

but yeah, i got screwed by late payments over the summer and then had a bunch all come in at once and was expecting a pretty hefty bill so was mr. sensible for once and sorted it straight away.


#5

basically, sort yourself a pension. pay into it. anything you pay into it comes off your tax bill


#6

that sounds good (i probably wont do it)


#7

(i only did coz accountant said)


#8

Leave all that shizzle to my accountant.

Even though I am a chartered accountant myself, but fuck dealing with any of it personally :+1:


#9

moi aussi. but you have to actually give them all the invoices etc (unless you’re setup with sage or etc) so hence my question


#10

I have to do accounts for the UK AND Australia every year. It’s annoying.


#11

done yourself there


#12

At least the UK ones are “not there m9 lol”. But they still want me to tell them that every year.


#13

I don’t believe in taxation, makes getting/making money from my projects easier


#14

I used to actually work between UK and Oz for a few years and had to submit actual proper returns in both :scream:


#15

Ouch


#16

As far as I’m aware, @JohnM regularly goes golfing with his accountant, so he should be on top of this.


#17

Ah mate I’m afraid you’re not one of the preapproved people to make this shit joke

SAD is going to be livid


#18

I wanted to get it sorted super early this year as I had to get it done early last year to apply for a mortgage and it was a massive weight off, but I started in June and I’ve been putting it off since. Too much other work to do maaaaan.


#19

Sounds like you need to file your “irked return” hahaha*
*this joke works stfu


#20

I do mine in April, as soon as the tax year opens. Mainly because I also have summer teaching work that’s PAYE and they always end up emergency taxing me. So I rarely owe anything and sometimes get a refund.