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Simon Sweetman's Blog

Simon Sweetman was an inspector of taxes for 18 years. He left the Inland Revenue in 1989 to join Chartered Accountants Scrutton Goodchild & Sanderson, later part of Scrutton Bland, where he was successively a senior manager and later a partner. He has been an independent consultant since 2001. He is a former member of the tax policy unit of the Federation of Small Businesses and the small business working group of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Latest posts
Aug
06
1

HMRC’s survey (referred to by Rebecca Cave recently) shows them still worrying away at the relationship which they have with agents and which agents have with the

Jul
06
10

There has been discussion of late on the ideal structure for a tax system, but it seems to me that this cannot be discussed in purely technical terms.

Jun
05
7

So Des Hudson has unleashed a micro-storm among the tax professionals, to the point that some felt the readers of the Daily Mail were the ones condemning it, which would indeed seem to be Satan rebuking sin.

May
20
18

So the posh boys have won. Red Ed Milliband and Red Kevin Pietersen have been firmly disposed of by those who went to the right schools.

Apr
30
3

It must greatly frustrate readers of AccountingWEB that the creators of worlds of fantasy give such sketchy details about their financial and fiscal systems.

Apr
09

This was suggested by members of the PAC when they questioned Dave Hartnett and Edward Troup recently: It is hardly a new perception being an article of faith for the FSB and many others, says Simon Sweetman.

Mar
19
1

I thought I might look at something in the Budget, something simple that we can all understand.

Mar
11
1

Several legendary English cricketers, including key members of the 2005 Ashes winning team, are facing “very substantial” bills for payment of tax as a result of their involvement in film investments, the Guardian has learned.

Mar
05
13

Well you always complained, didn’t you, that people wouldn’t take an interest in tax. And now perhaps they do, says Simon Sweetman. Be careful, as they say, what you wish for.

Feb
19
7

The day the HSBC news officially broke I had this phone call from Radio 5 Live asking me to come on air and comment, says Simon Sweetman.

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