Member Since: 19th Jan 2010
2nd Nov 2016
A crazy decision that is likely to be overturned on Appeal.
Uber provide a App that matches a customer with a self employed driver - any sensible person can understand that. If the 16 unhappy drivers dont like it then why not just do something else? Nobody forces them to work with Uber.
I wonder if Black Cabbies consider themselves 'employed' by the TaxiCall App............I doubt it.
9th Jul 2015
It could be worse
Yes it is a smack in the face to small business but it could have been a lot worse if we'd had Ed Balls. I woiuld rather have a 7.5% rate on dividends than a mansion tax and 50% tax (or more) higher rate of tax.
8th Jun 2015
I'm a HUGE tax avoider
I dont smoke so am avoiding tobacco duty on a massive scale. Sepp Blatter has nothing on me! Maybe I'll get an APN or a follower notice. If you think that sounds ridiculous its nothing on some of the comments I see written by so called 'top lawyers' who seek to preach to the accountancy profession about morals. So yes, I dont get Des Hudson's arguement - never could and never will.
Tax adviser since 1981
3rd Jun 2015
I'm just a humble tax adviser
As a Chartered Accountant of 30+ years experience I see my role as being a paid professional who gives his clients their legal choices - always within the law. For example with a computer consultant he can go PAYE and take home about 50% of his gross pay, or chose to form a limited company and take home about 70% or chose a tax strategy that will get him up to 85%.
That choice is his to make and not mine. Of course there are risks associated with each choice which I explain in detail. I am not interested in morality - just what is legal. If that makes me a bad accountant then I had better retire right now and hand over to the 'tax by morals' brigade. The vast majority of clients I deal with want to pay less tax and will make their choice accordingly. Surprisingly few of them ask me what I think is 'socially acceptable' If one ever did I would point him to Don Hudon who can no doubt advise him better than I ever could or would ever want to.
7th Dec 2012
9th Sep 2011
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