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1. The first thing you need to realise is that your own financial affairs are private and you don't need to disclose any more than is necessary to the farmer's accountant so that he may file an Income Tax Return. In actual fact, you need to realise that the fact you are getting a Civil Service Pension is your own personal business and the accountant has no right to this information. The accountant is not your accountant and you can tell him that you will file your own tax return if that is what you want to do. Essentially, the obligation to file a correct tax return lies with you, so you can essentially tell the accountant that if any issue arise, you will be responsible for them and you will file your own tax return. Be aware, additionally, that the Revenue owe you, the taxpayer, an obligation of confidentiality in relation to your own tax affairs, so the accountant will not get told about the sources of your income, or even that you have any income. So, don't feel you are a hostage in the hands of this accountant.
2. Dear *****h, it makes no difference if you are a PAYE worker or a self employed business person. Your own affairs are private and confidential. So, don't feel you have to disclose all your personal details to this accountant.
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