Tax returns are such fun… they deserve a (third) party

Now is a good time to think about what is coming in May... that being tax declaration time.

I once met a lovely couple, in their home, for a chat and cup of tea. They did their own declarations, and had been doing so for 23 years – and the forms were “always accepted without a hitch”. 

They brought up the subject of their rental income, as they showed me their rental properties (all part of their property). I calculated they were overpaying €3,000 per year.

I helped them claim back the last three years, which was the best that could be done. They said it was the best-value cup of tea ever offered! It is good that they focused positively on the gained €9,000 and not the lost €60,000.

Every year, we also find ourselves dealing with badly, so-called “ ...

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