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

Tax Relief for Shed or Garage Conversion

SHED CONVERSION One of the benefits of having a garden in the country is that it comes with a shed. This might not mean a lot to my adoring women readers (I’m sure there are lots!) but the macho men amongst you are probably nodding your heads in agreement. A shed is a place that … 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

Tax Relief for Work Uniforms – Not Fancy-Dressing it Up

I’ve always been partial to dressing up. For those of you with a dirty mind, this is a parenting blog so stop it! The mention of a stick on moustache or novelty wig has always got my party started. Mrs TTF, on the other-hand, would rather stay bare than don a nurse’s uniform (you’ve got me … 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

Taxation of Insurance Proceeds – Help Snow Tax Brakes!

Like most men I think  I could give Lewis Hamilton a run for his money in the driving stakes. So I would imagine that Lewis would also have crashed (sounds dramatic doesn’t it) in to a road sign if faced with the same bad weather conditions. Imagine the scene. An Arctic wind had blown a … 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