UK Taxation for Students can be used either on its own or in conjunction with other texts. It is, however, completely self-contained. This book is written in a user-friendly manner. It intersperses numerous examples throughout the text designed to illustrate particular points, and it assumes absolutely no prior knowledge about UK taxation. It covers the five main UK taxes, namely: income tax (paid by individuals); capital gains tax (paid by individuals); corporation tax (paid by companies); value added tax (levied on consumers by businesses); and inheritance tax (normally payable on the death of an individual). National Insurance Contributions are also included. Although this book is primarily aimed at students studying at undergraduate level, these are the taxes which typically form the core of the syllabuses for most of the UK's professional examinations in taxation.
Mark Hunt is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a senior teaching fellow at Birmingham City Business School, and previously worked in the accountancy profession for over 25 years, specialising in all areas of taxation. Malcolm Finney is former head of international tax at Grant Thornton, head of tax at Nabarro Nathanson, and wrote the first three editions of this book.