Tax & Bartering – Swap Shops

Tax for Fruit

After reading various parenting blogs I feel that I am well versed in how to get my children to behave.  Putting these methods into practice is however a different prospect. Jabo (#1 Son) and Baby Jarvis (#2 Son) are typical brothers.  They love each other emphatically but have no hesitation in giving each other a sound … 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

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

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

HMRC e-marketplaces campaign -Ebay UK Sales Tax

Whilst we were preparing  for the move to the northern territories we had to clear out the loft of our small terrace house (“cottage” in estate agent) in London.  The loft was like an Aladdin’s cave of old tech, magazines and football programmes.  Now I know the saying that one man’s rubbish is another man’s gold … Continue reading