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Community Awards 2015 - Technical/ tax whiz

Community Awards 2015 - Technical/ tax whiz

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It's that time of year already - we're looking for nominations for our community awards. 

For a bit more on the categories and requirements, etc, please have a read of the Community award blog.

The first category is Tax Whiz of the Year. Who has been the most reliable and enlightening contributor to all our tax debates? Let us know who you think deservers this accolade. Comment below with your nominations and tell us why they deserve the award.

Last year Steve Kesby took the crown. But who will take the prize this year? Once we’ve got enough nominations I will set up a poll for you all to vote. 

NB: If you don't have time to write your own statement supporting someone who's already been nominated, you can thank the previous nomination and we'll count that as a vote in the nominee's favour.

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By cparker87
04th Dec 2015 12:16

As Steve has gone wandering

I'd have to give my vote to PNL. 

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By cheekychappy
04th Dec 2015 12:17

Agree

Has to be Portia.

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By Moonbeam
04th Dec 2015 12:19

Yes Portia

But Steve Kesby will always be high on the list, when he's around!

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By Tim Vane
04th Dec 2015 12:23

HRH PNL.

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By Ruddles
04th Dec 2015 12:28

No question

Portia

Would have considered Steve or BKD, but both appear to have gone AWOL.

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Red Leader
By Red Leader
04th Dec 2015 12:44

911

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By BroadheadAccountants
04th Dec 2015 13:08

Surely.....

johngroganjga for his volume and quality with compassion for all.

 

He's so busy he's likely either a robot or has cloned himself.  But seriously some folk are so giving and never plugging products or judgemental.

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Locutus of Borg
By Locutus
04th Dec 2015 13:54

Johngroganja

Johngroganga has my vote for exactly the same reasons as Broadhead Accountants.

Honourable mention also to Portia.  Behind that acerbic wit is sound knowledge.

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By Portia Nina Levin
04th Dec 2015 13:54

Portia

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By Mouse house
04th Dec 2015 13:59

Agree with above

Steve Kesby, when he's here, but otherwise Portia.

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
04th Dec 2015 14:23

Richard, can we have a list of the categories?

Richard

I note this is headed as Tax Whiz which implies it is voting purely on advice re tax matters, is that the case and are there therefore awards for Accounts Whiz and other categories?

Before I cast a vote it would be helpful to know whether Tax Whiz means just tax or is a generic term being used for the giving of all advice across multiple subjects on A Web

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Richard Hattersley
By Richard Hattersley
04th Dec 2015 15:03

Category list

DJKL wrote:

Richard

I note this is headed as Tax Whiz which implies it is voting purely on advice re tax matters, is that the case and are there therefore awards for Accounts Whiz and other categories?

Before I cast a vote it would be helpful to know whether Tax Whiz means just tax or is a generic term being used for the giving of all advice across multiple subjects on A Web

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Of course you can! 

Technology champion
Help us thank all the people who have helped you with insights into PCs, data security, practice tools, cloud accounting, mobiles and other tech issues.
2014 winner: Paul ScholesTax whiz of the year
Who has been the most reliable and enlightening contributor to all our tax debates?
2014 winner: Steve KesbyBlogger of the year
Who has written the most compelling blog?
2014 winner: Man of KentBorn Dull?! Personality of the year
Who has done the most this year to dispel the boring accountant stereotype? Previous winners include DJ Derek.Swiss Toni comedy prize
Nominated and voted by members in Time Out. Editor’s choice: Charity of the year
Help us raise awareness for a charity you think AccountingWEB should support and promote during 2016.Member of the year
Based on number of thanks received.

​You can find out all the community awards news over on the blogs. My fault, I forgot to hyperlink the post. I hope that helps. 

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
04th Dec 2015 14:36

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impossible question.

I think I am going to spoil my ballot paper, but thanks to all of you who help me out fumbling about in the confusing world of tax. Somehow my clients seem to think I know what i am talking about. Triumph of confident delivery over content me thinks.

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
04th Dec 2015 15:32

Richard, sorry, I had read that

Richard, sorry, I have now read the awards on the blog, I possibly was a little unclear.

What I was trying to point out was there were other areas of technical assistance beyond  tax; e.g. people post questions re accounts, audit, money laundering and other matters.

Now if it is intended that the award should just be for tax advice, fine, I will vote on that basis, but the site is not called Tax Web but Accounting Web so I was a little curious why the awards singled out tax which is just one of the services accountants give to their clients- I appreciate possibly there are more Any Answers questions on tax than on any other generic technical category, but  there are some really good posters within the other categories.

In effect is tax too narrow re the award and should it be an award covering all services or should there be another award for the other services?

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John Stokdyk, AccountingWEB head of insight
By John Stokdyk
04th Dec 2015 15:34

Just to remind you all

We decided to broaden the roster this year by disqualifying previous winners. Steve is already enthoned in our tax Pantheon, so the race is on to find next nominee for the accolade.

PS: Portia was crowned member of the year last year, but is eligible for the tax whiz prize in 2015.

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By johngroganjga
04th Dec 2015 15:36

I agree with DJKL. Tax is very important but it is not everything. They also serve who are very good accountants but know nothing about tax.

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By Portia Nina Levin
04th Dec 2015 15:47

Do not be so silly!

johngroganjga wrote:
Tax is very important but it is not everything.

Of course it bloody is!

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
04th Dec 2015 15:43

Just to clarify my thoughts above (and the Chartists must be a bit unhappy re the absence of a secret ballot)

If the award is solely for tax advice ,I vote for Portia.

If the award is for all advice across the spectrum ,I vote for Johngrogan

If the award is for technical legal input in respect of MLR and associated areas, I vote for David Winch

So is the award category too narrow?

 

 

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Richard Hattersley
By Richard Hattersley
10th Dec 2015 12:19

I agree. Category exapansion

DJKL wrote:

Just to clarify my thoughts above (and the Chartists must be a bit unhappy re the absence of a secret ballot)

If the award is solely for tax advice ,I vote for Portia.

If the award is for all advice across the spectrum ,I vote for Johngrogan

If the award is for technical legal input in respect of MLR and associated areas, I vote for David Winch

So is the award category too narrow?

 

Very good point DJKL. 

I have dusted off the AccountingWEB awards archives and this category was initially called the 'Technical/tax whizz of the year'.

I think it would only be fair to continue this tradition. I will also reflect the category name change in the title. 

With that in mind, please contribute any additional nominations

I will be rounding up the nominations and launching the vote tomorrow. 

 

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By Duhamel
04th Dec 2015 16:02

My view
Tax whizz is for members such as Portia with significant tax expertise. Member of the year is for all advice across the spectrum.

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
04th Dec 2015 16:11

But

Duhamel wrote:
Tax whizz is for members such as Portia with significant tax expertise. Member of the year is for all advice across the spectrum.

But is not Tax Whiz a direct vote of one's peers (not sure Portia has many peers), member of the year is per number of thanks ,is it not, in effect an automatic reward.

Now the latter may accord with technical input/skill etc, but not always;  e.g.most of the thanks I have received have had little to do with my demonstrating any technical ability and more to do with glib throwaway comments I have made.

I think if there is to be a non tax technical/ helpful award it also ought to be by vote of users to have equal standing.

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By carnmores
04th Dec 2015 18:13

my Christmas gift is early and goes to
PORTIA

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By bumpdinkwhallop
07th Dec 2015 12:05

Its a no brainer

Portia for sure although she does seem to have a few ding dongs with other members!!

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By cheekychappy
07th Dec 2015 12:16

Don't mention Portia and ding dongs. She'll get a reputation.

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By jonsa
07th Dec 2015 13:00

johngroganjga

My vote is for johngoganjga.

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By Yesican
07th Dec 2015 13:38

Johngoganjga

Great all round advice and compassion

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By JCresswellTax
07th Dec 2015 14:11

johngroganjga

For me.

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Red Leader
By Red Leader
07th Dec 2015 16:18

yes but ...

JCresswellTax wrote:

Johngrogangja

For me.

... who are you voting for?

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By Younis
08th Dec 2015 17:43

johngroganjga

Surely ..... johngroganjga

From day 1 of this year he has been the most reliable and enlightening contributor to all our tax debates. 

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By ATS_ACCA
08th Dec 2015 17:49

johngroganjga

My vote is for johngoganjga

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By cheekychappy
10th Dec 2015 12:23

Why not keep these threads tagged at the top of Any Answers?

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By v.knazevs
10th Dec 2015 12:26

johngroganjga
Always reliable source of advice.

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By Howard Marks
10th Dec 2015 12:27

Compassion?

Don't much care for that.

 

PNL it is for me hands down.

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