Taking our share of responsibility

Glyn Fullelove shares his views on the crucial role of the tax charities and what we can all do to support them

The complexity of the tax system was brought home to me (again) when completing my own tax return recently. I now earn rather less than I did a few years ago, but last year I had two sources of current employment income, some deferred income from a previous employment and some self-employed income.  

I had a wealth of resources and my own professional experience, as well as some very good software, to help me navigate the preparation of my return. However, at various points I found myself wondering which box to tick and spent some time working out why my HMRC Personal Tax Account didn’t match with my own records.