Member Since: 2nd Oct 1999
16th Nov 2016
excellent reminder/ "walking the plank" much more
difficulty than Diving straight in ?
24th Sep 2016
the writer appears to be naive about tax and the profession
regrettably due to the training received which nowadays is
too loose and too fragmented. All major companies have tax departments/ and sole traders now do their own tax returns ?/
16th Oct 2015
I agree we are on different planets/ yours is new mine old
your planet and this topic subject is dealing with consequences of current banking/property crisis/
my planet has been there before ?/ I recommend you look up the history -cause and solution
to the first one [ mid 1970s]- you appear to have the same type question as a member of my staff who asked
whats the difference between council tax and rates ?
Contractors/ that area is out of control/ with ex civil servants/doctors teachers -social workers going back
under ltd status as highly paid "consultants" - their biggest problem being their generous pensions and how to extract the cumulating funds paying
I would abolish IR35 and find a different solution. hmrc has found ways of dealing with Vat problems/ there are similar solutions I would suggest
to the NHI/tax problems.
I would solve the high paid directors problems/ by disallowing board salaries for corp tax/ let them have what they like but shareholders who approve
pay contribution / not as at present the long suffering basic tax payer ?
It is your planet/ ? you come up with solution - rather than spend time moaning about the ones imposed on you
14th Oct 2015
I have been around for a very long time but reading these comments makes me think
I live on a different planet/
I would abolish all BTL interest relief/ or charge it to Capital/ this would eliminate o/night
80% of the market/ and makes properties possibly available to those who simple want
to have a home/
As for contractors/ the rates paid are high/ £400/600 a day ? why not give yourself the benefits/ that is
pensions/ holidays you can take when you like for as long as you like/
the new dividend tax if you plan property will not cost you much/ if anything ?
12th Oct 2015
new rules for non doms
If people were truly professional / dealing with the law/tax is their life/
just like a surgeon [ we do not hear them moan about transplants should be avoided just because of the complications]
It is about time HMRC showed up at the table of " i live here but do not wish to pay the bill"
A rough estimate on what a UK passport is worth to those with money ? £1m +
9th Apr 2015
The ACCA should remember their origins ?/ when all of them were experienced but unqualified/ and the Association was formed to give them a voice/ However now chartered they appear to be suggesting the lack of a piece of paper makes the current such group
of a "lower " cast ?/ "untouchable"/ as with the ACA/ the ACA however recently took over
the Financial Accountants/ a group similar in origin to ACCA/ "experience but unqualified"
which in theory now makes them part of ACA and therefore superior to ACCA/AAT ?
I agree with "John"
11th Sep 2014
Amateurs/ in software development.....have been dealing with sage since they first came
on market/ hard to believe this company is run by an accountant of any experience/
but they were clever in getting a stock programme off the ground into an accounting package.
me/ at that time i designed and installed a complete package for the company i worked for
never occurred to me to market it/ i can't sleep just remembering/ good luck to them/ look at the
market position they have achieved.
9th Aug 2014
heard about the illegal immigrant who worked for years (middle europe country national/ eventually part of eu) paid his taxes / hmrc one year questioned his return / ..re-a)(ssesed
etc/ his accountant stuck his tongue in his check and said / he actually owes you nothing
he is an illegal immigrant no right to work/ hmrc reply...that was problem for home office ?
however home office never informed/ chap continued working paying his tax/ country eventually
allowed into eu. no doubt one of the many the home office never knew about
2nd Mar 2014
one of the best articles I have read on the site/ and wonderfully honest comment....
22nd Nov 2013
left the uk or not
for tax reasons they claim to leave the country/ but expect the rest of us to accept that by leaving they meant "we still keep our home / and visit regularly..". (like i do with my home in
the country) the difference between us is that I pay taxes to support the country/ this couple
do not....yet still wish to enjoy the same benefits which I pay for...
reading the cases and from personal experience as a practising accountant/ they are simply
too many like this couple.....total tax loss a couple billion.
good for the judge and hmrc in this case
lets hope cases take 10 months not 10 years to settle.