Monthly Archives: January 2011
This guest post is written by Professor Karen J. Pine author of the book Sheconomics, a book about the psychology of women and money – because many women have a less-than-straightforward relationship with money.
As one woman once said, “My relationship with money is a bit like my cat. I like it. It’s a comfort. But I don’t understand it and I’ve no idea where it goes’!
The end of the 09/10 tax year was 5th April 2010 and, if you are a sole trader, your tax return covering the period from 6th April 2009 to 5th April 2010 is due online by 31st January 2011. This is only a few weeks away now, but don’t panic! Here is a list of what you will need to complete your tax return in confidence.
1. Personal information – make sure you have your Unique Taxpayer Reference to hand. You can find this at the top of any tax returns or correspondence sent to you by HMRC. You will need this to register with the government gateway, if you haven’t already done so, which will then enable you to register with HMRC’s online services. Go to www.hmrc.gov,uk and select Do it online, Register to get started. Then you will be able to start completing your tax return online.
Like everyone, we’ve been making New Year’s resolutions. To kick-start the blog this year, here are Helen’s hopes and goals for 2011.
Most people will have made some New Year Resolutions – some may have already started, some may have been broken already and some may be waiting until the start of next week to really get going. This year though, I haven’t made a list of resolutions – instead I have chosen a word and this is going to be at the core of what I want to achieve. And this year my word is ‘Balance’.