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

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

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

The Immaturity of Real Time Information (RTI)

RTI Infographic

A massive decision has been taken at TTF Towers. We have agreed that Jabo (first born) is ready to be potty trained. I could approach this subject with some dignity and seriousness or I could be completely immature. I’m opting for the latter. So the plan is to get J to build a log cabin (he-he) somewhere other than … 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