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

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

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

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

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