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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reimbursement of Business Petrol – Road Tax

Now that I live next to Timbuktu (where is that anyway?) I need to drive to work. My choice of a gas guzzling sports coupe for transport now seems an impractical choice. But no fear because a colleague has also chosen the good life and we are saving the planet by car sharing. Mrs Duracell … Continue reading