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I’m editor-in-chief of a well-known tax publication, and I also contribute regularly to tax blogs for a host of industry-specific websites. My expertise lies in American tax issues and policy and I have reported and the repercussions of US federal tax law both in the States and further afield. I am British but have been living in Philadelphia for 14 years now. I have a First Class Honours Bachelors Degree in Tax Law from the Queen Mary University of London. In my spare time I adore reading, and a variety of American sports.
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£10 billion Bitcoin Court Case Stuck In Deadlock

An intense battle is going on behind the closed doors of a court in Florida, USA, to determine who could be crowned as the inventor of cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto is the name on the...
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Watchdogs Ban Tax Firm’s Misleading Ads After HMRC Complaint

Advertising watchdogs have banned financial advisers from marketing a scheme that claims to save stamp duty of up to 60% when buying a home. HM Revenue & Customs complained about the claims on the web...
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Millions Siphoned From Offshore Pension Fund

Pension directors sucked millions of pounds from money thousands of investors had staked against an offshore plantation scheme. Around 3,500 investors had ploughed £70 million in cash into Ethical Forestry Ltd, says the government’s business...
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Taxpayer Who Owed No Tax Must Pay Late-Filing Penalties

The courts have backed HM Revenue & Customs for a second time for imposing thousands of pounds of self-assessment late-filing penalties on a  taxpayer who owed no tax. Barry Edwards had argued HMRC was unfair...
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Record Number Of Over 70s Still Working

Age is no bar to working in retirement with record numbers of the over 70s refusing to stay at home, according to official data. The number of over 70s choosing to work after retirement has...
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Chatting About Money Takes Away Financial Stress

Taking about money can make you healthy, wealthy and wise, according to new research. Your health is improved by talking to family and friends about money matters because having a chat eases stress about finances. Wealth...
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Robo-Advice Platform With Cheaper Fees Undercuts Rivals

Gumtree entrepreneur Simon Crookall wants to lure investors to his online platform offering cheap robo-advice. For as little as a £2,000 investment to open an account, he is looking to steal business from rival robo-advice...
Money Down

Number Of Billionaires Drops As Their Wealth Shrinks

The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires dropped by 7% last year - while the number of billionaires also tumbled by 5.4%. This is the only setback for the world’s richest families since the financial...

Millennials Have Unrealistic Hopes For Inheritance

Millennials relying on an inheritance to help them buy a home have an unrealistic outlook, according to a new survey. Researchers found one in seven young adults were waiting for an inheritance before they reached...

Retirement Savers Shun Professional Financial Advice

Thousands of retirement savers shifting their pensions into drawdown are shunning professional financial advice. Financial experts argue that they risk draining their pension funds too soon because they are taking more than they can afford...
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Banking On The Rich Could Be A Risky Proposition

If you are super rich but need some extra cash to buy that special plane or yacht, then Swiss bank Credit Suisse is the place to go. The bank is changing tack away from financing...

Rare Musical Instruments Hit High Note With Collectors

The value of rare musical instruments hit a high note last year – but only after recovering from a big loss the year before. Prices were up 16% in 2016, after suffering a 11% loss...

Go To A University City For Best Buy To Let Yields

Britain’s best buy to let yields come from shared homes in university cities, according to new research. Despite financial pressures from rising mortgages and the tax man, landlords can expect returns of more than 12%...
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Smart City Will Run On Blockchain And AI

Digital currency billionaire and entrepreneur Jeffrey Berns has revealed plans for a smart city to rise out of the sands of the desert in Nevada, USA. The city will stretch over nearly 70,000 acres and...

Brexit Deadlock As Agreement Talks Fail

Brexit takes the lead in the latest market moves as the FTSE slumped on news that talks between Britain and the EU are deadlocked. Neither side can agree a deal that presents the withdrawal agreement...

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