Friday, December 20, 2013

A taxmas carol

We nick ye merry gentlemen and confiscate your sleigh
For using it to bootleg booze and ciggies from Calais
To you we're wise, you've dodged excise,
We've tailed you all the way.
You're go-o- ing to pris-i-on old boy!
Oh what a joy!
You're go-o-ing to Wormwood Scrubs old boy!

Written by Chris Williams of Baker Tilly and first published in Taxation magazine 20 December 2007

Friday, December 13, 2013

You know you've been talking about work too much when....

The accountant had just read the story of Cinderella to his four-year-old daughter for the first time.

The little girl was fascinated by the story, especially the part where the pumpkin turns into a golden coach.

Suddenly she piped up, "Daddy, when the pumpkin turned into a coach, would that be classed as income or a capital gain?"

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12 days of Christmas at Greenstones Accountants



With many thanks to Simon Chaplin (far left, back row) for sending this over to me and a merry Christmas to all at Greenstones (Proactive accountants in Peterborough)

Monday, December 09, 2013

Cassons Christmas song - Holding out for an Accountant hero

This is a great video from accountancy firm Cassons with specially adapted lyrics and, one presumes, featuring staff and partners in a variety of roles and guises.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Newton's law of accounting

1. For every accountant, there is equal and opposite accountant.
2. Both of them are wrong.