Ireland day 0931. Tuesday 16 April 2024- Tax Again Again *

Ireland day 0931. Tuesday 16 April 2024- Tax Again Again
Today’s summary Spent the whole day doing our UK tax return. Eventually got it finished then fitted in a short walk with Val before Spanish class at Portmarnock in the evening.
Today’s weather Mostly bright, sunny and dry. Light north westerly wind. Appx 11c
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(No GPX today

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

Today was a bit of a re run of yesterday – in other words, tax. Because we have only been tax resident in Ireland for 2 years, we still have to do a UK tax return too – even though it is to all intents and purposes nil. So today it was HMRC’s turn. The most annoying feature of the whole process is that the UK and Irish tax years are different, so I had to go through the rigmarole of getting a slightly different set of numbers from those I used yesterday for Ireland.

Anyway, it was a team effort and between Val and I we eventually got everything done by about 5:30pm. I should also add that because the sun was shining, we were able for once to have our lunch outside, on the balcony, without freezing to death. An excellent antidote to the tax return.

Once we had eventually decided to call it a day, we went on a short walk down Hanlon’s Lane in the sunshine. Then it was back to the flat and straight out again, to Portmarnock for our Spanish (me) and Pilates (Val) classes.

Now we’re back in the flat and Val is pulling together a tapas style late dinner of Padrón peppers. It’s one of her specialities and they are delicious!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Perfect lunch.   Prunes and custard New home being pulled together on the site the builders have been working on since the beginning of the year.   This peculiar flat roofed house sits at the front of the plot (there is a lot more construction work going on behind it).   Not sure I like it but perhaps it will look better when it’s finished
At Portmarnock Community School for evening classes tonight
Interactive map

(No map today)

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