Tax on Wedding Gifts – One Wedding and Some Taxes

WEDDING GIFTS Weddings provide us with the gift of celebrating the love that two people have for each other.  Well that’s what Mrs TTF tells me when I’m complaining about all the waiting around!  But what are the tax implications of giving presents to the happy couple in return for them sharing their special day? A while back the postman … Continue reading

Furnished Holiday Accomodation

It’s family holiday time and we haven chose a cottage in Wells Next the Sea, a beautiful fishing village where we could relax.  I know those with kids are thinking children-relax is an oximoron but I’m ever the optimist!  As it turns out Furnished Holiday Accommodation can be stressful from both a tax and child … 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

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

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

Gift of Land and Property to Charity- Unwanted Drum

Jabo (#1 son) enjoys his toys. From a fire engine to a space rocket he loves playing with the brightly coloured figures, vehicles and buildings. The problem is that they are bloody noisy! “SPACESHIP 1 THIS IS GROUND CONTROL PREPARE FOR LIFT OFF 5-4-3-……” *Click* “THIS IS AN EMERGENCY NE NA NE NA NE N…” *Click* Thankfully … 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