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News: It’s a Dad’s Life with Neil Gayton: Lockdown and tax returns

14th January, 2021, Neil Gayton

I’m not going to keep on about lockdown.

We are back in it, no surprises, back to home schooling, working at home, Joe Wicks, random walks and eating a disgusting amount of food that we shouldn’t be.

I want to talk about resolutions.

I know people who make them every year and rigidly stick to them. Dry January. Erm, no thanks, are you mad?

There are also those who set themselves wildly ridiculous challenges.

It’s January, I know, I’ll climb a mountain three times over just because I can. Actually that’s way too easy, I’ll write my first novel in three days.

Ok, I’m over exaggerating, but you get the idea. The truth is I’ve never made a resolution and now I’m wondered whether I have missed out.

Does it give you a renewed sense of hope? Goodness knows we need it.

A clear focus? It might stop me watching re-runs of Broadchurch.

Or perhaps it’s just a good idea to start each year with some kind of plan.

At the moment we aren’t fortunate enough to be able to have a plan, so for now I’m just going to stick with what I know.

I know that I need to stop consuming so many Kit-Kats, but I also know that I love running so I’m thinking that the two cancel each other out.

I also know that it’s a very busy month at the Gayton headquarters because its tax return month and I’m in the process of supporting my clients with the latest advice.

This is, that the deadline is not being extended, contrary to what many people may think. We are encouraging all our clients to get something filed as these up to date figures may potentially make a difference to any future government grants.

We do expect HMRC to ease penalties if records are late, but if you can meet the deadline it would be the best idea.

I’ve thought of a resolution. It’s not to have a resolution. There, I’ve made one.

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14th January, 2021, Neil Gayton

I’m not going to keep on about lockdown.

We are back in it, no surprises, back to home schooling, working at home, Joe Wicks, random walks and eating a disgusting amount of food that we shouldn’t be.

I want to talk about resolutions.

I know people who make them every year and rigidly stick to them. Dry January. Erm, no thanks, are you mad?

There are also those who set themselves wildly ridiculous challenges.

It’s January, I know, I’ll climb a mountain three times over just because I can. Actually that’s way too easy, I’ll write my first novel in three days.

Ok, I’m over exaggerating, but you get the idea. The truth is I’ve never made a resolution and now I’m wondered whether I have missed out.

Does it give you a renewed sense of hope? Goodness knows we need it.

A clear focus? It might stop me watching re-runs of Broadchurch.

Or perhaps it’s just a good idea to start each year with some kind of plan.

At the moment we aren’t fortunate enough to be able to have a plan, so for now I’m just going to stick with what I know.

I know that I need to stop consuming so many Kit-Kats, but I also know that I love running so I’m thinking that the two cancel each other out.

I also know that it’s a very busy month at the Gayton headquarters because its tax return month and I’m in the process of supporting my clients with the latest advice.

This is, that the deadline is not being extended, contrary to what many people may think. We are encouraging all our clients to get something filed as these up to date figures may potentially make a difference to any future government grants.

We do expect HMRC to ease penalties if records are late, but if you can meet the deadline it would be the best idea.

I’ve thought of a resolution. It’s not to have a resolution. There, I’ve made one.

Profile: Neil Gayton FMAAT


Neil Gayton: It's a Dads Life

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