Happy Christmas everyone,

And a big thank you for your custom over the last year. The team has enjoyed working with you to enable you to achieve your goals. We are looking forward to continuing to do so in the New Year.

I think we all agree that it has been trying year and I keep hearing how everyone is hanging out for the Christmas break.

Over the last 12 months the team has moved from a centralized office to working from home. This has had a positive affect and has allowed us to provide you with a better and uninterrupted service.

Leigh is continuing to work with selected clients on as needed basis and to pass on his wealth of knowledge to the team.

This year we launched our new look website. If you haven’t checked it out, please do so. While you are there download the free handbook and checkout the many blogs on a variety of tax and business topics. Also leave us a message on the content or head over and leave a review on google reviews. Don’t forget we are on Facebook and Linkedin too.

Thanks to all those who filled in our survey. I am looking forward to analysing the results. If you have not completed the survey, please let us know and we will send you a link. It will take less than 2 minutes and will help us improve our services.


Getting in your information for annual accounts.

We have a client base of 550 tax returns to complete each year. As you can appreciate these need to be spread over the year. For this reason, we schedule your work. Your checklist is sent out at the same time each year to give certainty as to when we will request the information. The team has a request:

When you receive your checklist, please within 2 weeks of receiving it either:

• complete and return it with the requested information or
• contact your client manager and reschedule for a more convenient time

This way we do not end up with a rush of returns to complete and file in the 6 weeks after the Christmas Break and you have the comfort of knowing your returns will be filed on time.

Replying to client manager queries

In the same vein of co-operation, once we have started your accounts and ask for some explanations or documents, please send your reply within 1 week of the request. If you do not, we must stop working on your accounts and then pick them up again when the information is received. If this is a month or 2 later, we need to spend time working out where we are up to, and this adds to the cost to you of doing the accounts.

Provisional tax is due 15 January 2022

The next provisional tax payments are due on 15 January 2022. Given that the GST is due on the same day and PAYE just 5 days later let us know if you are going to have issues paying any of these. You should receive your provisional tax notices before Christmas. If you don’t and you are expecting one, please let us know

Office Closed for Christmas and New Year

We will be closing the office at 12pm on 23 December 2021 and reopening on 17 January 2022. Any urgent issues that arise during the break please email to Helen McEwen at or call her on 021 213 2043.


Wishing you and yours the very best Christmas and an even more successful 2022

The Team at Hetherington Johnston Limited.

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