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Recommended book for tax

Any recommended books for tax?

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I've been working in a small practice for a few years. I've passed all my exams some time ago, is there any decent books for tax that you guys recommend? (Mainly because the clients I dealt with are micro entities and doing corp tax, VAT all the time). I came across some clients asking stuff about CGT, IHT and I kind of forgotten everything. Is there a decent tax book covers everything?

 

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By David Ex
29th Dec 2021 23:12

Jstax wrote:

Is there a decent tax book covers everything?

Think the short answer is “no” if you mean reference books to use in providing advice to clients.

I’m not sure how many small practice accountants feel confident to advise on IHT.

These were referred to recently:

https://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/store/products/tolleys-tax-annuals-premium-...

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By RFL H
30th Dec 2021 09:55

Tolley's Tax Guide gives you a basic guide to most issues arising in a small practice.

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By cbp99
30th Dec 2021 11:39

Tolleys Taxwise Vols 1 and 2

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By Catherine Newman
30th Dec 2021 16:17

I use Mr Google. I find it funny how clients ask you what they could easily Google themselves. I search as many articles as I can until I am satisfied I am correct. Funnily enough some AWeb answers aren't correct!

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By Hugo Fair
30th Dec 2021 17:07

Oooh, a heretic ... I haven't eaten one of those for awhile!
[With a nod to whoever it was called me a troll on a different thread] :=)

Funnily enough nor are Google (or Wiki or whatever) always correct - and quite often, if less humorously, neither are HMRC or GOV.UK
But then again, some clients' definition of 'correct' relates to what they can 'get away with' (rather than factual legislation) - particularly with regard to tax.

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By bettybobbymeggie
30th Dec 2021 17:15

If you find the "covers everything" book best you buy a few copies - there will be a few takers on here, me included.

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By Matrix
30th Dec 2021 17:17

Before this forum became another ukbusinessforum I used to learn a lot on here so do a search or feel free to ask.

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By Refs1
31st Dec 2021 22:34

Hi
Have a look at the taxcafe book range, I find these really useful.

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By AS44NG
01st Jan 2022 21:38

Alan Melville's "Taxation" is a good read.

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By paulhammett
02nd Jan 2022 09:02

Another vote for Alan Melville.

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By cbp99
02nd Jan 2022 10:56

True, but fairly basic

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By Duhamel
01st Jan 2022 23:05

Peter Rayney’s book on owner managed businesses tax issues covers almost everything you’ll need.

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By Jennifer Adams
04th Jan 2022 10:13

Tax Insider do a number of good Newsletters and books as do Claritax

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