Don't want to pay accountant for botched tax return

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    edited 16 February 2023 at 4:25PM
    Based on your other thread, the accountant had prepared the tax return on or prior to 26 January (as this is when you were querying their calculations). This means that they would have had time to make any corrections before the deadline of 31 January, but you didn't give them to chance to do so.

    Also, based on the other thread, you clearly had a lot of misunderstanding as to how to prepare a tax return or calculate tax/national insurance. Don't be surprised if your accountant files a report to suggest that they suspect you may have incorrectly calculated your income and tax, whether that be deliberately or accidentally, and trigger a tax inquiry.

    If you genuinely believe that they made unacceptable mistakes in your tax return and weren't capable of correcting them, by all means, dispute your fees. But if it goes to court, they may provide evidence that they hadn't made mistakes and that you simply submitted an inaccurate tax return based on advice you received from strangers on the internet.
    To be fair to the ‘strangers on the internet’ their advice was mostly ignored also. The advice of the brother appeared to hold sway.
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