TaxAdministrationTaxables talk tax

Taxables talk tax

Bemused commuters were given free lessons in tax, as the Taxables took to London’s Victoria station this week

Jack and Penny
Taxable
, the father and daughter double act that form part of the
Chartered
Institute of Taxation’s tax family
, collared passers-by to raise awareness
of the importance of tax advice.

Pippa from London, who was intercepted by Jack Taxable, said that she ‘didn’t
pay taxes’ and so would not have any need for tax advisers. A CIoT spokesman
noted drily that Pippa was just the type of person who might well benefit from
some tax advice.

Another passer-by claimed he didn’t pay enough tax. And a German tourist, a
tax official in Germany, asked about what taxes she would pay if she worked in
the UK on a short-term basis.

‘Tax has a huge influence on people but it’s so complicated that they try not
to think about it,’ said CIoT president John Cullinane. ‘We’re bringing people’s
attention to the fact we have the best qualified tax advisers.’

The Taxables are designed to illustrate the tax challenges that all families
face.

Related Articles

LITRG urges government to consider tax changes in disability work plan

Administration LITRG urges government to consider tax changes in disability work plan

3d Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

Administration HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
HMRC issues updated Trusts Registration Service guidance

Administration HMRC issues updated Trusts Registration Service guidance

3w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

Administration New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

2m Emma Rawson, ATT Technical Officer
‘Improve rather than lose’ disincorporation relief, tax body urges

Administration ‘Improve rather than lose’ disincorporation relief, tax body urges

3m Austin Clark, Reporter
Are you ready for the Trusts Registration Service?

Administration Are you ready for the Trusts Registration Service?

3m Helen Thornley, ATT Technical Officer
Advisers bullish despite Brexit concerns

Accounting Standards Advisers bullish despite Brexit concerns

1y Fraser Simpson, Reporter
Brexit: Five questions accountants should be asking

Accounting Firms Brexit: Five questions accountants should be asking

1y Fraser Simpson, Reporter