Kevin, Author at untied
Put off your tax return for a last minute high

Put off your tax return for a last minute high

I confessed to a friend I’d prepared a slideshow on the five minute journey to a meeting to present it. “I was last minute,” I said. She replied, “no, you were bored.” Whatever the reason for putting things off, people who leave things to the last minute can get a...
untied’s Xmas and New Year holiday tax snapshot

untied’s Xmas and New Year holiday tax snapshot

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care And someone said “I know what, I’ll do my taxes.” Happy New Year! We’ve just been...
Xmas and the 5 April tax year end

Xmas and the 5 April tax year end

An oddity of the UK tax system is that the personal tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April of the following year. Here’s why. It starts with Christmas. In the medieval period, 25 December was traditionally one of the four “quarter days” when rents...
2,626 Tax returns and a partridge in a pear tree

2,626 Tax returns and a partridge in a pear tree

According to HMRC more than 10,000 tax returns were filed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day last year. For some, filing tax returns at Christmas appears to be a tradition.The peak time was between 1pm and 2pm. And 2,626 were sent in on Xmas Day itself. So presumably...