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

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

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

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

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

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

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