Sep 6, 2018

Lovin' Life 6/9/2018: Ticking Off The Tax.


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I'm giving myself a huge pat on the back for what I've achieved in the realm of personal admin this week.

I've not exactly submitted my tax return but I have submitted all my paperwork to my accountant.  I'm pretty confident this year that 'all' means 'all' because I've gone through his thoughtful checklist and everything on it seems to also be in the large envelope I sent him.

I grumble and procrastinate about my tax return every year but one of the side benefits this year has been getting my super accounts in order.  I've updated all my contact details, know the relative benefits of each account over the other and why I need them both plus I know my balances now as well.  It's all been a powerful motivator to keep on keeping on with work as well as given me the inspiration to make some changes to my hours for next year.

All in all, I feel empowered and informed and you've got to love that.

How do you cope with your tax return and super?  On top of it from the get go or do you need a bit of a push to get things sorted?


10 comments:

  1. This year for the first year ever I was ready to go. I'd kept a budget/money spreadsheet all year so just needed to filter it for tax. It's a relief when it's done.

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  2. Now that's a big weight off your shoulders! Crazy just how burdensome tax time can feel. Well done! #teamlovinlife

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  3. Yay - good for you. Nothing like a feeling of achievemenet! I think coffee and cake at your favourite cafe is in order to celebrate! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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  4. I mostly got my super into shape last year but I have had to update the accounts from moving house! There is still a tiny tricky account that seems really hard to close/roll into another for some reason that I find bizarre. I'll tackle it one day!

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  5. We did our tax a week or so ago SSG - my husband drags his feet every year and then finally bites the bullet - now I'm waiting for our refund (the best bit of tax!!)

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  6. I love my tax lady. She is grandmotherly and like sunshine

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  7. Good on you SSG. I'm still procrastinating unfortunately. I think having an accountant makes it worse, because we get an "extension", and so I put it off for longer. I'm sure when I get on with it, it probably won't take too long - I just need to make it a priority!!

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  8. Well done! I know I said I needed to do it when you last mentioned it, but I still haven't got my tax stuff together, haha! We did have a few meetings with a financial adviser when we started looking at buying another place. No new house, bt he did go through all our super accounts and stuff and get them organised which was great! Also found out mine had not been setup as good as it could have been which is a bit frustrating, but at least it's all fixed now!

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  9. I do my tax returns and usually submit them on time.

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  10. I've been getting someone to do my tax for a few years as I've early a teensy bit of blog income and had expenses. This year there's no other income other than my job so I think I can probably do my tax myself. Though I'm yet to do so. As for my super.... I remain blissfully ignorant! #teamlovinlife

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