Taking Stock

Colin Halloween Party

Colin: Halloween parties need meticulous planning

Some things are a little obvious, notes Colin

31 Oct 2012

Charity tax fraud

Colin: Judge gently?

Judges are seldom charitable, notes Colin

26 Oct 2012

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PwC gets vocal over lost BG audit

The Big Four firm is unusually chatty about losing a major audit, notes TS...

25 Oct 2012

Colin: Frappes and figures

A frappe isn't just a frappe these days, notes Colin

18 Oct 2012

Colin: Formula One just not cricket

"If a fine for espionage is tax-deductible, what else is?", asks Colin

15 Oct 2012

Spies are tax-deductible

TS was astonished to find out spies can be tax-deductible

12 Oct 2012

Colin: Charity case is no defence

Stealing from charity just isn't very christian, notes Colin

11 Oct 2012

Will.i.am asks KPMG: 'Where is the love?'

KPMG branches further afield to help its consultants understand the media

10 Oct 2012

Accounting for box office success can be tricky

What’s the difference between a yuan and a dollar? Nothing, if you’re a box-office analyst

08 Oct 2012

Colin: E&Y figures go biblical

Ernst & Young's revenue breakdown is enough to stop a plague in its tracks, notes Colin

04 Oct 2012

ICAS' Savoy stand-ups impress TS

Anton Colella and Sir David Tweedie got their laughing gears working last night at the Scottish institute's annual dinner

02 Oct 2012

Colin: HMRC's got its head in the cloud

Colin gives a wry warning as HMRC takes a big step

28 Sep 2012

KPMG's crowdsourcing tie-up twists TS into knots

What are 'customisable forums' and digital market insights'? TS attempts to find out

25 Sep 2012

Colin: We love a good legal (tax) drama

Recommended reading for lawyers...

21 Sep 2012

Colin: Audit reform changes tack

Colin sums up what many think about the new direction that the EC's audit reform plans are taking

19 Sep 2012

MPs grill Newman over Accountancy Age Awards

Jeremy Newman faces up to tough questioning over his Accountancy Age award-winning exploits prior to his appointment as Audit Commission chairman

13 Sep 2012

Soldiering on in new accounting career

Afghanistan veteran Stephen Gillespie is forging a new career in accounting. The profession should help Stephen and others like him

10 Sep 2012

Colin: Non-doms a joke for TUC

Taking non-dom issues to the stage

07 Sep 2012

If there were gold medals for taxes...

TS wonders whether tax really is an Olympic-sized task

31 Aug 2012

Colin: Clegg tax-idermy

Nick Clegg proves taxing, notes Colin

31 Aug 2012

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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