Yes, I know it’s geekish but I love getting a new manila folder and setting it up for the tax year ahead. Dates go on the tab and a check list of all the things I’ll need for next year’s return is written on the front. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve done this now but it’s a ritual that has become one of my favourite moments of the year. I think it has something to do with my love of numbers, making lists and collating.
I should have listened to my mother, I would have made a great accountant.