Child Benefit Tax Charge – Confessions of an Objektophilie

I’m going to let you into a secret…myself and Mrs TTF sometimes have “disagreements” over things.  At times there are raised voices and on some occasions even tears (I usually pretend I have been chopping onions at this point). Following these discussions we obviously sit down run through the strengths and weaknesses of each opposing point of … Continue reading

Research & Development Tax Credit – Man Flu Cure!!!!

MEDIC!!!!  If you hadn’t noticed  there is a red cross on the door of TTF Towers. Homo-influenza (AKA Man Flu) has hit the men folk. I’m currently writing this on my iPhone whilst holding a screaming BJ (#2 son) and trying to pacify a whingeing Jabo (#1 Son).  It looks like it might take a while as I have … Continue reading

The New Friday 13th – Direct Sellers Initiative

Since I started this blog I have continually refered to Saffron Walden as sunny but this is now far from the truth. I can confirm it is grim up north and a little scary (well not that scary but we will pretend it is for this post)! Whilst I was giving Jabo and Baby Jarvis … Continue reading

Wear and Tear Allowance – Save Tax Whilst Sitting Down

When we moved to sunny Saffron Walden there wasn’t a lot of furniture that we kept.  One of the few pieces that made the journey up the M11 was our settee.  This was mainly so we did not have to sit on picnic chairs or bean bags until the new furniture had been delivered. I … Continue reading

Tax Free Medical and Dental Expenses – Attack of the Killer Baby

At four o’clock this morning I was pleasantly dreaming about Orient lifting the LDV vans trophy (us O’s fans don’t have high ambitions) at Wembley stadium when I was violently awoken. Initially I thought that Mrs TTF may have got a bit fruity after reading fifty shades of grey but it was in fact Baby … Continue reading

When the Tax Man Gets it Wrong…..ESC A19

Being a man…, sorry a married man, sometimes I am informed that I don’t get things completely right. Don’t get me wrong I am quite happy to acknowledge that Mrs TTF makes the rules. What I don’t fully appreciate is why those rules are subject to change without notice! My better half puts this down … Continue reading