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Directors' Duties and Responsibilities!

Directors of companies enjoy a privileged position in that they are responsible for the running and administration of the entity entrusted to them. This includes being aware of the common law duties applicable to them as well as the statutory duties required of them by the Companies Act.

Work-Life Balance in the Wave of Technology

Whoever imagined having a work-life balance has to admit that it hardly exists in any successful business today and at best, does not mean an equal balance. Some smart and successful business owners will warn you to spend more time planning or becoming more efficient and not to please everyone. Yes, and it is also true that no marketing means no business and that business success has nothing to do with your competitors and everything to do with you. These words of wisdom are valuable lesson on how to give your wellbeing a boost along with your business and should not be dismissed. But today, the reality is that you couldn't have it all – so the question is how can I make my life easier and can technology improve your work-life balance?

A Perspective on The Tax Shop Franchise Value

Warren Buffet noted, ‘If you got the right kind of product, you may be paying for taste, you may be paying for a mental association that you have, or service availability. That’s franchise value, and I’d say that franchise is basically like a moat around your economic castle.’

I am an Accountant and Tax Practitioner - What Could Go Wrong?

Ask yourself - What could go wrong if:  51,5% of accountants have not started planning for 2019?  40,5% of accountants will not meet their targets for 2018?  61% of accountants are likely to introduce a new service in 2019?  80,5% of accountants need technical support in response to a client engagement and tax related queries?

Don’t dare mess with the tax ecosystem!

We’ve entered an era where disclosure of foreign income to the taxman, is trending. In 1776, Adam Smith a Scottish philosopher and economist, wrote An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations and stated that, “There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.” Over the past decade we’ve witnessed radical changes in tax legislation around the world, spearheaded by tax policy reforms and continued efforts to fight against international tax avoidance and evasion, orchestrated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Gone are the days where you could secretly move part of your savings or business profits into a cross-border account or tax-haven investment and not report it in your tax return. So, what are the implications of earning income offshore?