Be gentle with me. This is a confessional. I think I have probably fucked up quite badly. I have a limited company, and I have - for all kinds of reasons, none of which most people are likely to think are good ones - been blundering along trying to sort things out at the last minute, and not going and getting the professional advice I should have been getting right from the start. I did my corporation tax return last year, and probably messed it up, but managed to finesse it through their system, and got an unexpected hit of £1300 in corporation tax due, which I ended up paying on a personal credit card. For all I know that tax wasn't even due - I was surprised to see that salaries didn't seem to count against profits, for example. I'm blundering through 2016's accounts (late), and attempting to get that done, too. The company doesn't have any money in it any more - there was a little bit of income, but not much, and I am flailing around, completely out of my depth again. I don't actually have any money in the company to pay for an accountant, but the more I stare blankly at the screen, and the higher my anxiety levels go, the more I am feeling like the only option is probably going to be to head down the road to a local accountancy firm, make a completely clean breast of the whole mess, and take whatever I've got coming to me. For all I know, if I'm not in a position to put a big fat wedge of money down to pay them, they'll probably tell me to get lost. I'm also wondering whether it would be a good idea to write to HMRC, admit to being in this mess, tell them I'm sorting out, and just hold my breath to see what they will do. In my (slight) favour, I've got some sort of accounts, cobbled together backwards from the company's bank statements, and I can probably lay my hands on digital copies of all, or at least most, of the invoices and paperwork I may need. Urban, I need moral support!