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HMRC Target Gary Lineker For £4.9 Million Tax

HMRC Target Gary Lineker For £4.9 Million Tax

HMRC has raised an assessment for £4.9 million on Gary Lineker’s company as part of the IR-35 crackdown against personal service companies according to ‘The Times’. The taxman has been targeting presenters who invoice TV companies through limited companies on grounds...

No Mud, No Lotus!

No Mud, No Lotus!

As we make our way through life, we will face unforeseen obstacles. Just when you feel you have a handle on life, something crops up to throw you off balance. Occasionally, we all feel like curling ourselves into a ball and wish we could hide away from life. In...

The House Always Wins!

The House Always Wins!

Denise Coates, the controlling shareholder of the privately owned company, Bet365, paid the most income tax in the previous tax year according to HMRC. Her company paid her a record £421 million which consisted of a 51% share of a £95 million dividend or £49 million...

Overcoming Boredom

Overcoming Boredom

One of the daily challenges we have is coping with boredom. We make lofty resolutions to go on a diet to get rid of the lockdown weight or studying for our Advanced Tax exams but after a few days, we get bored and look for something more exciting. Many Olympic...

The Two Arrows

The Two Arrows

Aversion is our natural inclination to avoid things we do not feel are satisfying -this is why people resist eating green vegetables or studying. We also feel an inner resistance to people and situations we are not comfortable with. This is caused by having...

Leap Into Spring!

Leap Into Spring!

Today we leap into Spring and move our clocks I hour ahead! Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and you will hear the birds singing and see flowers bursting into colour. After the 20th of March Equinox, days are starting to get longer, and it is a chance for us to...

Personal Service Companies

Personal Service Companies

HMRC is extending the scope of IR-35 to the private sector so personal service companies are currently a very topical area. This did not feature in the Advanced Tax March 2021 exam so is likely to come up in the forthcoming June 2021 exam. We will be covering this...

A Piece Of Heaven

A Piece Of Heaven

Several years ago, it was revision week, and I was smashing through the examiner’s most difficult Advanced Tax questions as this is the best way to prepare for the exam. Divya, one of my students was usually smiling and answering questions, had left the room. In the...

Random Acts Of Kindness

Random Acts Of Kindness

This is Random Acts Of Kindness’ week and social theory indicates that if you observe a random act of kindness, you naturally feel the need to be kind to someone else. Just a single act of kindness sends ripples through the social network setting off chain reactions...

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