Blogs by David Martin

David Martin

David Martin

David Martin enjoyed a career spanning 23 years as a tax lawyer within a large City Law Firm, latterly as Head of the Tax Department, before taking early retirement in 2002. During that time he advised both company and individual clients. He now lives a less pressurised life in Devon with his wife and two daughters and maintains an active interest in tax law.

The reform of business tax - how you can help me

31 October 2014 - Tax Simplifier

David Martin enjoyed a career spanning 23 years as a tax lawyer within a large City Law Firm, latterly as Head of the Tax Department, before retiring in 2002. During that time he advised both company and individual clients. In a new series of four blogs, he looks at simplification ...

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Business tax reform - considering the problems and risks

27 October 2014 - Tax Simplifier

David Martin enjoyed a career spanning 23 years as a tax lawyer within a large City Law Firm, latterly as Head of the Tax Department, before retiring in 2002. During that time he advised both company and individual clients. In a new series of four blogs, he looks at simplification ...

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The Tax Base For Business - Profit

23 October 2014 - Tax Simplifier

David Martin enjoyed a career spanning 23 years as a tax lawyer within a large City Law Firm, latterly as Head of the Tax Department, before retiring in 2002. During that time he advised both company and individual clients. In a new series of four blogs, he looks at simplification ...

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Tax reform - taxing a business

20 October 2014 - Tax Simplifier

David Martin enjoyed a career spanning 23 years as a tax lawyer within a large City Law Firm, latterly as Head of the Tax Department, before retiring in 2002. During that time he advised both company and individual clients. In a new series of four blogs, he looks at simplification ...

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Liberty tax avoidance shows need for freedom from complexity

10 July 2014 -

Last year the Tax Simplifier series of blogs described the UK tax system in less than glowing terms. The last in the series said that reform should mean refocusing on the commercial and economic effects of what people do, and levying tax accordingly.The publicity given this week to the more ...

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Tax Simplifier 36: Tax simplification - why and how

31 October 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. This is the final blog in the series. Read David's previous blog on the economic benefits of tax simplification. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier.The previous Blog addressed the economic benefits of reform. But ...

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Tax Simplifier 35: Tax simplification - economic benefits

28 October 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. Blogs are published twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. Read David's previous blog on the principles of simplification. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier.HMRC costs about £4bn per year to run. The ...

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Tax Simplifier 34: Transition to a simpler system - the principles

24 October 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. Blogs are published twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. Read David's previous blog on tax boundaries. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier.A fundamental issue to be confronted on achieving substantial tax reform ...

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Tax Simplifier 33: Too many pieces in the tax jigsaw!

21 October 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. Blogs are published twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. Read David's previous blog on tax knowledge at HM Treasury. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier.Two apparently similar situations can be taxed very ...

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Tax Simplifier 32: Who makes tax policy?

17 October 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. Blogs are published twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. Read David's previous blog on tax complexity. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier. Tax is a technical subject. It is right to enquire whether ...

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Tax Simplifier 31: An example of tax complexity - tax definitions

14 October 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. Blogs are published twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. Read David's previous blog on tax complexity. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier.Tax legislators have always allowed themselves a great deal of freedom ...

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Tax Simplifier 30: Tax complexity affects ordinary people - an example

10 October 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. Blogs are published twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. Read David's previous blog on artificial tax planning. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier.Tax complexity can affect ordinary people, not just big sophisticated ...

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Tax Simplifier 29: Artificial tax planning - guilty party named!

03 October 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. Blogs are published twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. Read David's previous blog on remforming the annual budget. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier.There is one, perhaps unexpected, defendant that stands accused ...

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Tax Simplifier 28: Reforming the Annual Budget

23 September 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. Blogs are published twice a week, on Monday and Thursday. Read David's previous blog on retrospective tax. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier.How many pages are there in Tolleys Taxes now? - the ...

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Tax Simplifier 27: Retrospective tax – we’re already on the slippery slope

19 September 2013 - Tax Simplifier

The 'Tax Simplifier' series aims to make the case for a much simpler tax code with practical recommendations for policy change. Blogs are published twice per week, on Monday and Thursday. Read David's previous blog on world comparisons of tax complexity. You can follow David on Twitter @TaxSimplifier.Most would agree that we should manage without ...

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