Member Since: 27th May 2015
4th May 2021
Hugo Fair wrote:
Oh and on a separate topic ... what happened to any reference in the article to potential impact on PPRR if going the 'actual expenses' route?
Just on your final point, it's probably unlikely that those working from home as a result of restrictions during the pandemic, and who continue to work from home following the culture shift will have a dedicated room for work, and so will not fall foul of TCGA when it comes to PRR, even if going the 'actual expenses' (which are, for all intents and purposes, still a "best guess" type thing.
30th Apr 2021
Quote:When I asked why I had received them, I was told she didn't know and couldn't comment. No other suggestions offered nor any apologies offered.
Likely HMRC had discovered their [***] up and instructed front line staff not to comment. Very Borisesque.
28th Apr 2021
Other than interpretation of legislation, I've never told a client that they "are wrong" when it comes to their records. I have, however, suggested that they may find things simpler if they do such and such instead.
This approach will generally pique their interest, and lead to an approach which allows you to lead them rather than trying to drag them along, and at the end of the day, everyone is happy.
If you go into a discussion with an aggressive stance, you can expect a similar response.
20th Apr 2021
I'm honoured to be working for a former winner :)
13th Apr 2021
I disagree. Surely the solution is to draft and enact robust tax legislation rather than the wishy washy garbage we often have to contend with now.
9th Apr 2021
In reference to a technical document, the use of quotes would tend to be quoting, and not in the context of colloquial air quotes.
9th Apr 2021
Quote:Increasing provision of information to taxpayers so that they can avoid or escape from (presumably illegal) “avoidance schemes” at the earliest opportunity.
Surely a contradiction. Evasion is illegal, avoidance is not.
9th Apr 2021
Perhaps I should write software that only runs on BSD, OS/2 or Amiga OS, just to stump them.
31st Mar 2021
I'm considering, and may have an opportunity to, studying the detail of VAT with a view to taking a leading role in the business on it.
Honestly, can you have more fun than Jaffa Cakes, cakes and biscuits?
30th Mar 2021
How many times are the rest of us put in a difficult situation because some (and I include Financial Advisors) tell the client what they want to hear rather than the correct advice.....
Conversely, I spend an awful lot of my time telling my ACCA and ICAEW employers, "No, you can't do that", and I go on to tell them why, and what they can do. It's not all a one way street.