Simon Sweetman

The word is out again, with calls for the tax system to be altered so that taxpayers can understand it: A simple (not to say simple-minded) request.

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…and worry about something else instead.

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So now we are told by the VAT tribunal that bridge is not a sport, a decision which gives intense joy to hair-splitters everywhere such as they have not experience

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HMRC has announced that a specialised telephone service and mobile face-to-face visits for those who need extra support in dealing with their tax affairs will soon

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A young lad came to my door this week carrying a bag of overpriced household articles, explains Simon Sweetman.

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The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) continues.

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Any tax changes in 2014 will be driven by two things: The imminence of a general election and, a very poor second, the state of the economy, says Simon Sweetman.

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Recent revelations about state surveillance prompt a bout of ontological reflection from Simon Sweetman.

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In his autumn statement the Chancellor was very bullish about the number of new businesses created. But Simon Sweetman is not quite so optimistic.

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How would you like to carry on a trade here in the UK and pay no tax on it?

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