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Guide to the Tax Treatment of Specialist Occupations

25 November 2008 / Richard Curtis
Issue: 4186 / Categories: Reviews , Arctic Systems , Jones v. Garnett
Author: Keith M Gordon; 286 pages

Publisher: Tottel Publishing. Price: £85

Perhaps I should start this review with an admission: I have always liked this book even in the previous existences of both it and myself.

When I was in practice — mainly the small/medium-sized firms like those that form the bulk of the Taxation readership — this book was a great aide for the non-specialist to acquire some specialist tax knowledge that was particularly helpful when one was expecting a new client say a diver author or doctor to come to the office for an initial meeting with a view to appointing someone to act for them.

In the third edition Keith Gordon looks at 15 specialist occupations — a new addition for this volume being a chapter on cemeteries and crematoria — ranging from the manual (lorry drivers construction workers) through government (armed forces diplomats and politicians)...

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