Taxing Times – stay ahead of tax code changes

I think I can safely assume that you are keeping abreast of changes in the tax code, so I don’t need to labour these changes in great detail on this blog or in the various publications that I offer on the Landmark site.

What I have decided to do for 2018-19, is to focus on how you can take advantage of tax developments to create new “tax products” for your practice, and hopefully, increase your income.

What is Taxing Times?

Taxing Times is my working brand for this new service. I am going to write a booklet that covers a number of key areas of tax advice that I feel offer opportunities to further develop existing tax advice, and create new tax service income streams. It will also bundle in all my regular support documentation – fact sheets, draft client email/letters etc. I am particularly keen to explore ways to create recurring tax services to replace more conventional compliance work that is gradually drifting away from our firms.

I need your help

At present, I am aiming to cover the following topics:

  • Salary sacrifice and BiKs
  • Company extraction strategies – salary v dividends v interest on loans v Biks v pension funding etc.
  • Incorporation v self employment
  • MTD
  • GDPR
  • Criminal Finances Act 2017
  • VAT status review
  • IHT planning reviews
  • Buy-to-let planning options
  • Capital Allowances
  • Furnished Holiday Lets annual review

Before I settle down to write this are there any more topics you would like me to cover? Just email your requests to

Bob Edwards

Bob has been working with practices across the UK offering novel ways to improve cross-sales and increase new client acquisitions. He is also interested in "step changes" in legislation that offer challenges, and therefore opportunities, for practitioners to provide new recurring and one-off support services to clients.

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