IRIS & KashFlow

It was announced today that IRIS Software, a major accounting and tax software company for the accounting profession (and our provider) have acquired Kashflow a cloud based accounting software provider ( our major cloud provider). This is great news for Caplan Associates and our clients as this new relationship will no doubt enable the development of […]

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Accountants lying….surely not!!!

There has been an interesting snippet over the last few weeks concerning whether certain accountants were really the co-authors of books showing their prowess in helping to grow businesses. The first article appeared on Ian Brodie’s website and later commented on by Mark Lee. Well worth a read. I am hoping to publish a book […]

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If only we could have “Sweetheart” deals!

The following is an extract from an article about “Sweetheart” deals appearing today in economa, the ICAEW members magazine. The Tax Assurance Commissioner at HMRC has issued his first report about the large deals done with taxpayers under the new approach established by the department in the wake of the sweetheart deal furore Edward Troup, […]

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Do accountants make a difference?

Critics of the accountancy profession often ask,’ do accountants make a difference?’. To many we are seen as a necessary evil, profiting by the requirement of government that individuals and businesses file various returns etc. The accountancy profession is always aghast at these criticisms. However, there are a minority of accountants (both qualified and unqualified) […]

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Where are we going taxwise?

Some weeks ago (well it was when I started writing this!) I attended the Tolley’s taxation live conference. The speakers ranged from the CEO of HMRC across various luminaries within the taxation world many who write for taxation perhaps the leading tax magazine for practitioners in the country. It was in my opinion a very […]

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Tax saving scheme….not again!

Okay, so tax saving schemes may not be your cup of tea for various reasons. However, the reporting on this area has led many people to believe that vast swathes of highly paid individuals are avoiding tax. But, the reality is somewhat different, the following article from Accountancy Age points out the starting point for […]

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