Salary Sacrifice – Tax Advantages

Having children is all about sacrifice. I’m not just talking about your salary going on nappies and formula. Gone are the days when I could do what I wanted, when I wanted. Although to be honest even then I had to get permission from Mrs TTF first. I have an email alert set up to inform … 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

Company Car Tax – Micra Mania!

Regular readers will know my beloved Audi A5 is currently being repaired. Because Audi parts are as fragile and expensive as a faberge egg the insurance company are dragging their heels. In the meantime I have been supplied with a Nissan Micra which is erm different. Obviously I’m not expecting the A5 and the Micra … Continue reading

Creative Artists Averaging Relief – Can you draw better than me?

Just like his old man Jabo (#1 Son) loves his tech.  Even though he is only two and a half he has a fundamental grasp of how both my (I have to keep reminding him of this fact) iPhone and iPad works.  He loves to open not only his apps but also mine.  I found him … 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

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

Childcare Vouchers -The Cost of Education

Time waits for no man….One minute Jabo (My first born) was a helpless bundle of puke and nappies with a cry that a fire engine would be jealous of. The next he is off to preschool at the tender age of two and a quarter. Choosing a preschool isn’t easy. Obviously, as conscientious parents, we … Continue reading

Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) – Tax and Trainers

I could be described as a binge runner. Once the buckle on my belt needs to go up a notch ( normally after holidays and Christmas) I select an organised run and train hard until race day or until I get injured. Talking of which I have just recovered from a herniated disc in my … Continue reading

Tax Free Mobile Phone – FoneTaxSavings4U

On the way to the office (AKA the fun factory) with DB, my car share buddy, she explained that her mobile phone had been destroyed by her six month old little monkey. It doesn’t appear that Nokias are toddler proof tested so the warranty was no good. My two year old on the other hand … Continue reading