Get your books in order before Christmas!

Yes, it’s that time of year again . . . the January self-assessment deadline is looming in sight.

Ah, you thought we meant Christmas! We hate to put a dampener on the anticipation, but before you throw yourself completely into the menu-planning, present-buying and general excitement of the season, why not make an effort to get your books in order well before the deadline? Think how much more relaxed you’ll feel, curled up on the sofa watching your favourite Christmas film, if you know you’ve made all your preparations.

At AMR Bookkeeping Solutions we can help you with everything you need to get your books in order, so you can pass everything to your accountant with the confidence that all is shipshape.

If you file late there will be penalties from HMRC, so meticulous preparation is important. Every year the excuses for late filing get more outlandish; HMRC regularly reveals some of the reasons it has been given. Last year’s included:

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  • My mother-in-law is a witch and she put a curse on me
  • I’m too short to reach the post box
  • I was just too busy – my first maid left, my second maid stole from me and my third maid was very slow to learn
  • A junior member of staff registered our client in self-assessment by mistake because they were not wearing their glasses
  • My boiler had broken and my fingers were too cold to type

As you can imagine, these got short shrift from HMRC!

So why not get everything organised in advance, make your accountant happy and make your Christmas more relaxed. We’d be delighted to help.

If you need friendly and professional advice to get your books ready for self-assessment, get in touch and let the experts ensure you’re fully prepared.

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