Ben Chaplin FCA, Managing Director, Taxwise Services Limited. Ben has worked in various senior roles within Tax Fee Protection Insurance over the last 15 years joining Taxwise in 2007 and appointed to Managing Director in 2011. Prior to this he worked in the finance sector both within bluechip industry and accounting practice where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PKF.
Ben Chaplin is often asked by the media to discuss accountancy and taxation issues; his quotes have been used in various publications. He also writes regularly for Accounting Practice, the magazine published by the ICPA and Financial Adviser, the leading trade press publication from the Financial Times.
Ben heads up a team of over 60 staff who work with over 3,500 accountancy practices all over the country and is regularly asked to speak at events hosted by Taxwise and Peninsula – as his experiences from working closely with employment consultants help to bridge the gap between the two respective fields.
Recent Blog Posts By Ben Chaplin
Self Assessment tax returns
Do you need to complete a tax return? HMRC manual page EM4551 clearly states that unless you have no tax or gains and sufficient tax has been deduc... Read More
Residential landlord tax relief to change from April 2017
The tax relief that landlords of residential properties get for finance costs will be restricted to the basic rate of Income Tax. This is to be phase... Read More
Expenses exemption replaces dispensations
From 6 April 2016 HMRC introduced an exemption from paying tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) on qualifying paid or reimbursed expense pa... Read More
Can you claim VAT if on a Flat Rate Scheme?
My client has a business hiring out bouncy castles. He is looking to buy a new deluxe inflatable which costs £2,495 incl. VAT. He is also buying a new... Read More
Changes in the reporting of benefits in kind
My client has approached me with regard to changes in the reporting of the benefits in kind it provides to its employees, what are these changes and w... Read More
Self-assessment tax returns
Q: We are currently in the process of completing a client’s self-assessment tax return but they have not supplied me with the relevant information. As... Read More
Recent and upcoming changes in VAT
There have been a number of changes that affect VAT, either through changes to legislation or Tribunal cases. We have tried to list the most recent an... Read More
Forthcoming changes to rules regarding Dividend Tax
Q: I receive dividends as part of my income. I would like to know how the new rules will affect the amount of tax that I am due to pay. A: As of A... Read More
Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief
R&D tax relief has been around in the UK for more than 15 years – it’s an enhanced corporation tax relief and has been successive government’s mai... Read More
How can your business manage the risk of an HMRC enquiry?
HMRC are targeting an additional tax yield of £26.3 billion through compliance activity with much wider powers to access data and commence enquiries, ... Read More
Worried about future pension provisions.
Q) I have a married couple client that have decided to end their marriage. They are both concerned about their future pension provision and have aske... Read More