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[X] Phone Inland Revenue
[X] Make doctor's appointment
[X] Phone egg.com to sort out account
[X] Make balance transfer
[X] Send off things to people from ucam.adverts.giveaway

I am so organised. (Tchyeah.)

Bloody IR, though. I phoned them a few months ago and said "Help, I probably need to do tax returns". They said "Yes, you probably do, we'll send the forms." Then nothing, until I get a letter saying "Hello! You probably won't need to do tax returns again." I phone again this time and they said "No, you don't need to do tax-returns, you just need to write to us and declare how much you earned and then we'll send you a form which is a bit like a tax-return form where you can fill out all the same information you've just told us." Obviously that's so much simpler. Grrr.

And bloody Egg, too. I managed to lock myself out of my account by trying wrong passwords to test whether the spurious error message I was getting varied according to what I did (yeah, okay, I probably shouldn't have prodded it like that), so I had to phone up and reset my password. It now appears to work with NS7, which is nice, but they clearly haven't a clue what browsers their stuff runs on, or in fact what a web-browser is. Last time I was told it only works on IE6, this time they said "Well, it should work on everything... really... except AOL, we had some problems with that." Sigh.
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crazyscot From: crazyscot Date: June 15th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)
The online tax return is comparatively painless these days, though it doesn't handle some of the more complicated cases.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 15th, 2004 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't mind doing an online tax return but they've now told me I don't need to do a tax return at all! But I do need to declare earnings, and fill in forms which sound suspiciously like a mini tax return... but of which there probably won't be an online version.

rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: June 15th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Having an accountant to do that for me makes me feel awfully bourgeois all of a sudden; somebody find me a hot-tub full of naked people before I turn into a middle-aged fuddy-duddy.
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sion_a From: sion_a Date: June 15th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Given that my recent experiences with hot tubs have involved leaping out after about five minutes with furiously itching hands, I think I shall decline any offers to take part in this venture.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 15th, 2004 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)

> inv
you have: one naked person (currently concealed by clothes)
> find hot-tub
you don't see one of those here
> find more naked people
you don't see one of those here

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