Thursday, September 24, 2009
Following a software update, HMRC's records show a number of their "customers" as being deceased.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, these reports of death are greatly exaggerated.
It is almost beyond a cliché to refer to the quote that death and taxes are the only two certainties in life but it would be worrying if HMRC were to assume responsibility for both. Unfortunately, HMRC are unlikely to accept that being officially recorded as dead removes the obligation to pay taxes and, in any case, there would then be inheritance tax to worry about.
Copied from Baker Tilly's weekly tax brief 23 Sept 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
'The first blade shaves you close.
'The second blade shaves you closer still.
'The third blade sets up your internet banking.
'The fourth blade shaves you closer still.
'The fifth blade does your VAT receipts and puts them in an office file, not a shoebox.
'The sixth blade...'
My thanks to Daniel at Taxation magazine for bringing this to my attention.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Absurd, Adequate, Adventurous, Agile, Amorous, Aphrodisiac, Approachable, Appropriate, Arousing, Arresting, Assisting, Astonishing, Astounding, Attentive, Attractive, Audacious, Auspicious, Authoritative, Autonomous, Available, Awe-inspiring.Any more?
Saturday, September 12, 2009
My accountant told me to put money into LAND.... so I dug a hole and put it in the garden...
We're taking a cab up to Cambridge, our cabbie is a former accountant (with his own Blackberry!). Man, the recession is worse than I thought
Mother is discussing invoicing with me (she's an accountant). Hope she doesn't plan on submitting one for my first 18 years.
My (just turned) 2yo just counted to ten! He might be an accountant like his uncle.
If all the economists in the world were laid end to end they still wouldn't reach a conclusion. -accountant father in law
Sorry about this one... A tongue tried to hire an accountant. The accountant said no. There's no accounting for taste.