>I’d got the day planned nicely, and I even walked up to the village to post some letters and pick up a paper. But when the post came it brought with it my tax return. I’ve not needed one of these for a few years and we had cancelled them, but last year when the tax office checked with me, I said I would be needing one this time. That’s good. It means I earned extra money during the last tax year, and it came automatically.
Normally, and for years and years when I’ve been completing one of these annually, I’ve done my income and expenses as I’ve gone along. But as I’ve not had to do it for a few years this time, it came as a bit of a shock to the system.
I had kept the majority of my receipts because I anticipated filling in my tax return this year, but I’d not kept bank statements. So I printed off the last year’s worth of bank statements that had business expenses on them, and then it took much of the day to sit and go through, listing them month by month, and raising internal invoices for money that came through automatically.
There’s still the official form to complete, but once I have my records up to date, that’s the easy part. I’ll get it done and sent off in the next few days – 6 months early.
It was a lovely day. When I wasn’t walking up to the village, the back door was open so the sunshine could stream into the kitchen. I even got the blankets out of the outdoor kennel and gave them a wash. They dried nicely on the line.
A freebie arrived in the post, I don’t know if everyone had one, but the food agency (or someone) sent me a wipeable magnetic meal planner for the fridge with a magnetic pen. So it’s, um, on my fridge, duly completed for this week. If everybody didn’t get one, it must have been another runners up prize in a competition.
I couldn’t get any of the weekly papers yesterday (although the South Yorkshire Times should be out on a Thursday), but I know something has gone in one of them as I had a phone call this morning. I’m going to do the shopping today, so I’ll try again, then tonight I’m off out to see a band I’ve not seen before at my member club.
It’s my last week day before being back at work next week, so in between shopping and going out I’m going to see what asks me to be done before deciding what to do.