Well, autumn is definitely here! As I sit at the computer typing this post, I am looking at the condensation on the windows and feeling the chill in the air outside.  Many people are now on the countdown to Christmas, but many accountants are more usually focussed on the January 2017 deadline!

If you are self-employed or need to file a self assessment tax return for any reason, why not start now!  If you can do it yourself, that is great.  But if you need the assistance of an accountant, don’t leave it until the last minute to engage an accountant.  Start looking now.

Northumberland Accountants & Tax Advisers can help you.

Also, have any of you taken the opportunity to check your personal tax account?  They are really rather good!  You can update your address and check tax codes and income details and they are bang up to date, thanks to RTI reporting on payroll.  We checked my husband’s personal tax account only thirty minutes after filing our weekly payroll and the year to date figures showing on his personal tax account were already updated with the most recent payroll information.  Quite impressive!  The only good point is that if you have a company car, and have any changes to it, you can update the information on your personal tax account to generate a new tax coding notice, rather than waiting for your employer to file their P11d information.  So again, very useful.

We would encourage everyone to check out their personal tax account.  If you don’t know how, give us a ring on 01670 528416.