Tagged: tax

Will non-doms vote with their feet if their tax status is reviewed?

‘Tax havens are places where senior executives of the world’s largest financial and industrial corporations mix with figures from the artistic or social “jet-set”, together with multimillionaires who combine business with pleasure. They all rub shoulders with somewhat dubious individuals…’

Three Recent Tribunal Cases Relating to VAT and Property Matters

‘ teaser ad’, noun, ‘an advertisement that aims to make people interested in a new product by giving only a little information about it, with more to be provided later’ (Cambridge Dictionaries online) My book on VAT and property tax....

HMRC teaching children about tax and their use of Twitter

‘Taxman tries to spook children into paying up in the future with bizarre ‘pay your bills’ video depicting inspectors as ‘ghostbusters’’ (Daily Mail headline, 8 November 2014) It’s not often that I find myself agreeing...

Tax Highlights 2014

Tax Highlights of 2014

It’s been quite a while since I did a tax round-up at the end of the year. Well, to be truthful, the only time was in December 2011 but I wanted to do it again. I...

An inconvenient truth

‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.’ Douglas Adams, ‘The Salmon of Doubt’ In a moment of weakness I did a very stupid thing – I agreed...

Nessum dorma and playing the tax alphabet game

Sometimes when I find it hard to sleep after a long day tussling with impenetrable tax legislation, rather than counting sheep, I play the alphabet game. This is something invented by my Nan when I was young in an attempt to get me to drop off before dawn. The rules are simple: choose a subject and then work through the alphabet naming something to do with that subject for each letter.

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