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10 Painful Struggles Graduates Face When Dealing With HMRC

So you’re out in the real world. Whether you’re self employed or working for a company, it’s one heck of a horror dealing with tax, national insurance, VAT, rebates, returns, income, expenses…

I’m already confused.

1. Registering employment.

So many options. So many questions. WHERE DO I START?!

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2. Make a mistake and you pay.

There’s a serious fear that if you do something wrong, one time, they won’t forget it.

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3. Calling them for help.

Don’t make any plans for the next few hours. Seriously.

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4. Tax returns.

Wait, I was supposed to keep records of everything? You’re kidding, right?

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5. Penalty fares.

Serious punishment for not sticking to deadlines? Take me back to childhood. Now Please.

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6. The dread of receiving something in the post.

Oh no. This looks important. Do I owe money? Am I getting money back?

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7. The constant fear of being done for tax evasion.

We are new to this! We’re innocent and honestly need some kind of guidance. Please don’t punish us.

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8. Not knowing whether or not to celebrate when you receive money.

Wait a minute… is this a mistake? Are they going to ask for it back? I don’t trust it…

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9. Still having to depend on your parents.

Seriously, they know best. Expect to give them a panicked phone call every now and again.

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10. And it all means that you’re officially an adult.

Horrifying.

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