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TaxAid announced as charity partner for AccountingWEB Live

AccountingWEB Live has named TaxAid as its official charity partner at the new accounting exhibition in December 2020.
3rd Feb 2020
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TaxAid, which provide free, independent advice across the range of tax issues that impact people on low incomes, will have a dedicated stand at the exhibition and will feature in content and initiatives on AccountingWEB and AccountingWEB Live throughout the year.

TaxAid was set up by tax professionals to provide free, independent advice across the range of tax issues that impact on people on low incomes, in particular the most disadvantaged 20% of unrepresented taxpayers on low incomes who cannot afford professional advice.

Attendees of the exhibition will learn how the charity influences government and HMRC in cases where the tax system is unfair, inefficient or reduces incentives to work.

"We are delighted to partner with AccountingWEB Live and look forward to harnessing the expertise, creativity and innovative thinking of the accounting community to help serve even more vulnerable taxpayers and pensioners struggling with tax,” said Valerie Boggs, chief executive, TaxAid and TaxHelp for older people.

TaxAid volunteer and tax expert Tina Riches will also join fellow industry veterans on the AccountingWEB Live Advisory Board, which was announced last month.

Before her retirement from practice, Riches was a national tax partner at Smith & Williamson LLP, a technical director at the CIOT and a member of various HMRC consultative committees. She will bring this expertise to the advisory board when reviewing submissions for presentations and speakers.

Last month, AccountingWEB Live announced a call for speakers and papers for its content programme. The exhibition is looking for workshop or presentation ideas, topics to debate with fellow community members and experts in a specific area of accounting.

Interested speakers are encouraged to submit their proposals before the Friday 13 March deadline.

Ahead of the exhibition’s debut at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 2-3 Dec 2020, Sift’s CEO Tom Dunkerley expressed his delight in having TaxAid as AccountingWEB Live’s charity partner.

“The work of TaxAid shows that accounting professionals can make a real difference to people's lives. Whether donating money or their time, accountants are helping the wider community. We are delighted to help TaxAid get their message across and recruit new volunteers.”

Last month, AccountingWEB also revealed that it will offer a full, free CPD-accredited educational programme at AccountingWEB Live.