Abolishing January

Blogger Paul Bulpitt discusses the January rush that impacts on most practices because of the barrage of tax returns. He argues that it does not have to be like this and valuable other work could be lost because of the concentration of resources. “Honestly, you’re only this busy because you choose to be.

Clients only give you their information in the last week of January because you let them.” Take control, is his message. Figures showing that over one million taxpayers face a £100 penalty for failing to submit on time seem to underline Mr Bulpitt’s message.

However, the figure is the lowest since online filing first started, and compares with 1.4m last year and 1.6m the year before.