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Mark Lee
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Speaker, mentor, facilitator and writer: How to STAND OUT and be (even more) successful. Providing insights and advice for and about accountants and tax experts. Debunker of social media hype. Also into Networking, Magic and Chocolate http://www.BookMarkLee.co.uk
Speaker, mentor, facilitator and writer: How to STAND OUT and be (even more) successful. Providing insights and advice for and about accountants and tax experts. Debunker of social media hype. Also into Networking, Magic and Chocolate http://www.BookMarkLee.co.uk

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What's 2 + 2? Ten different professionals explain
What's 2 + 2? Different professionals might respond as follows: Engineer: The answer lies between 3.98 and 4.02 Estate agent: I will sort that out once you agree to pay me 1% of the answer. Mathematician: In 3 hours I can demonstrate my proof that will reve...

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Nine things only employed accountants will understand
People never really understand what your job really involves The colour scheme on your spreadsheet is actually important. It's infuriating when a balance sheet doesn't balance. Having the auditors on site is a pain in the neck. No one wants to know when you...

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Are the police working for HMRC now?
A man was driving away from the tax office when all of a sudden he had to swerve to avoid a box falling off the lorry in front. Seconds later a policeman pulled him over for reckless driving. As the policeman starting writing the ticket he noticed the box w...

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Withheld tax awards for large, medium-sized and small firms
Awards not presented at the most recent Tolley's Taxation Awards Ceremony included: Large firm Longest name for a tax team in a large firm Hardest working manager whose partner takes credit for their work Most widely dispersed tax 'team' in a large firm Med...

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Share scheme advice from a 3 year old!
It may be an advert but it's very engaging and clever!

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Why should we assume that everyone knows this?
Many years ago my (then) teenage son was field testing an early version of a temporary website intended to encourage young people to choose a career in tax. It included a list of the various professional bodies - which were identified only by their initials...

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How often do HMRC get messages like this?
Message apparently left on local HMRC office answerphone: "Hello - there's a minicab company operating from Ottingham Road, Pinner that has loads of unroadworthy cabs. You should take a look" Doh! HMRC is the Inspector of Taxes NOT Taxis !

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Fifty ways to please the taxman
Accountant Nigel Hughes has crafted this topical variation on the Paul Simon classic. It's a fun ditty in itself and even cleverer if you can recall the original tune as you read it! Your problem is all inside your head she said to me The answer is easy if ...

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Was this accountant really a coward?
An accountant is sitting alone in a country pub sipping a beer and reviewing some accounts which he has out on the table in front of him. A bunch of bikers roar up to the pub and when then go inside they immediately begin harassing the accountant. He tries ...
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