At this busy time of year, I thought we could all do with a bit of humour. So I have written this tongue-in-cheek blog which I hopes brings a smile to your face.

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Tax Identity


At this busy time of year, I thought we could all do with a bit of humour. So I have written this tongue-in-cheek blog which I hopes brings a smile to your face. 

I have some exciting news to share with all of you. As an accountant with many years of experience, I have embarked on a new journey that has transformed my perspective. Yes, you heard it right! I no longer identify myself as a mere tax-paying individual; rather, I proudly identify as tax exempt. Of course, this delightful twist in my life has brought about a sense of liberation and joy. 

Embracing my new tax-exempt identity has been an enlightening experience. Gone are the days of worrying about filing my personal tax returns or having to pay attention to provisional tax dates. Instead, I can now focus on providing exceptional service to our clients who identify as taxpayers, ensuring their businesses flourish and personal positions thrive. 

So, as we bid farewell to this year and welcome the new one with open arms, let us celebrate this unique journey of mine. Together, let's appreciate the freedom and professional growth that embracing a tax-exempt identity can bring.  Here's to a joyful and prosperous year ahead and cheers to a tax-exempt future - may it bring us all great success and happiness!

Now… let’s see how open-minded Inland Revenue really is….

John Rowe
John Rowe
Business Accounting Services
© Gilligan Rowe & Associates LP

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