Random Tax Fact
Clients are often perplexed by the tax year dates- why would the tax year run from April -April ??
The 6th April Tax Year start date came form a year that only had 354 days. In 1752 when Britain changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar (the one with leap years we have now) it had to drop 11 days from its calendar and move some months around to match up with the rest of Europe. It meant, in that one year, 2 September was immediately followed by 14 September and also meant the tax date became 6 April.
Most other countries run their tax on a calendar year.