In Ireland tax returns must be filed by October 31. Today I spoke to an old friend who became a tax lawyer (it was a toss up between art and tax law – she’s unusual) and runs her own practice focussing on the needs of the unbearably rich (yes, they have needs too, I’m getting to that).
Me: I called you yesterday, you didn’t call me back.
Her: No, sorry, I could say that tomorrow is the end of the tax year.
Me: Oh, of course, you must be very busy.
Her: Well, I could say that but, obviously, my job is to ensure that my clients don’t have to file tax returns.
We sent in ours last week, since you ask. I could say that this is why I haven’t got round to posting and why the last post insulting the Greens and the Americans has been sitting there for a fortnight continuing to insult but, in fact, Mr. Waffle did our return. That’s why it’s in early.