Should I Trade Through a Company? – Limited Parenting Skills

As a father sometimes I feel limited in my ability to look after the kids.  This could be likened to the fancy dress shop owner in Nuzzle and Scratch when he sends them out for sponge fingers (if you haven’t got kids just role with it).  A bit of a disaster but everything turns out … Continue reading

Taxation of Employee Awards – Recognising Hard Work

It’s half term so I thought I would take the week off to give Mrs TTF a break from looking after Jabo  (#1 son) and Baby Jarvis (#2 son). Volunteering to be a stay at home Dad for the week seemed like a great idea.  Lots of brownie points whilst playing with Lego.  What could go … Continue reading

5 Tax Tips for Married Couples – Love and Taxes

It’s the day that most men dread. No not changing a nappy for the first time but Valentine ’s Day. A day of stress for the Husband as they play the age old guessing game of whether “I don’t want any fuss” translates to a) please shower me in rose petals and luxury oils or b) feel free … Continue reading

Intangible Asset Regime – Bean Counters

My name is TTF and I am addicted to coffee. Not your namby pamby cappuccino, I am addicted to the hard stuff.  Black, no sugar straight from the bean.  Some people in the office have suggested that I give coffee up as a new years resolution. I just treat this statement with the contempt it deserves. They may … Continue reading

Enterprise Management Incentive Scheme (EMI) – Who says the taxman gives Employees sweet FA?

There are certain events in your life which change things forever. Moving house, buying your first car and getting married are all great examples. But they all pale into insignificance compared to selecting which football team to support. If you look at it objectively a football team can mould your life. Select a team who is … Continue reading

O Little Tax of Bethlehem – Subsistance Scale Rates

I read somewhere that if you are a parent who blogs it is the law to write about your child’s nativity play at this time of year. Not wanting to anger the blogging gods here is my effort! So it all started the day before, when Mrs TTF asked me if I had made the costume … Continue reading

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) – Baby Business

Our friends are going to have their first baby! After my friend Posh Dan (PD) told me (and after we had a customary drink or two) I obviously relayed the message to Mrs TTF. I was then ordered to ring him and ask “important” questions like due date, do they know the gender, have they … 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

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