Reviews

Bloomsbury’s Tax Rates and Tables 2016/17 is the work of Rebecca Cave who many of you may well know for her work as Consultant Tax Editor for AccountingWeb. When I received a copy of this book I must admit the thought of a book of tax tables left me cold but when I opened it and started having a look firstly it brought home to me just how complex our tax system has become with so many different rates and thresholds and exemptions. Secondly it struck that this was great piece of work to not only bring them all into one place but to actually make them understandable to a generalist like myself. Need information and a rate or an allowance it will be in this book from personal Tax to Student loans, to Share Options, to Company tax and CGT, to Capital Allowances and on and on and on. I couldn’t help myself as I tried to find the most obscure item in the book and for me it’s the 6 Page list of Exempt Guilt Edged Securities. Seriously, this book will get used so often through the year.” – Tony Margaritelli, Accounting Practice Magazine

HMRC Investigations Handbook 2015/16 Edited by Mark McLaughlin of Mark McLaughlin Associates who is well known to all ICPA Members as he is a regular contributor to Accounting Practice and is the man responsible for the quarterly e-magazine “Tax Update”. For the purposes of this book Mark has brought together a whole range of writers to contribute on Investigations and it is broken down into 4 sections with Section 1 on Investigations and Enquiries, Section 2 on The Progress of an Enquiry, Section 3 on Practical issues and Section 4 dealing with Vat, Nic and Employment Income. It tries to follow the investigation cycle which helps when you just want to dip and out which at over 700 pages and 26 chapters is how most of us will use this book. To my mind every practice should have a copy of this book as HMRC ramp up the enquiries as they seek to close a tax gap that they themselves calculate and which blames 40%+ as being down to SME’s so it’s our clients they are looking at to increase their coffers. It is a detailed yet surprising easy to read book covering a huge range of issues and I can’t recommend highly enough.” – Tony Margaritelli, Accounting Practice Magazine

“This is a comprehensive book with topical chapters which are written in a technical yet clear way. The signposts at the beginning of each chapter summarise the main points while the focus points illustrate important issues. The numerous worked examples illustrate succinctly planning points while highlighting potential pitfalls that the practitioner may encounter.

In conclusion, this is an excellent book has been written to a high technical standard but navigates the practitioner easily through complex topics. This is definitely one for the tax practitioner’s bookshelf and I have already ordered a copy of this publication for mine! ” – Gail Frankland, Book Review, Tax

In the Press

Accounting Practice – Summer 2016

Our MD Martin Casimir talks to AP about Bloomsbury Professional and its role in the tax world.