Jersey-based technology company Taxteq, have announced that Paul Aplin OBE will be joining them as Senior Advisor, effective immediately.
Paul is a well-known writer and commentator on tax and technology issues and has won a number of industry awards including the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award in the 2013 British Accountancy Awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2021 Taxation Awards. He was appointed OBE for services to the accountancy profession and for public service in the 2009 Birthday Honours List.
- was president of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2018/19.
- spent many years as a tax partner with an independent West Country firm advising a broad range of personal and business tax clients, filed the UK’s first electronic personal tax return in 1997 and has since maintained a close interest in tax and financial technology.
- currently sits on the ICAEW Tax Faculty Board (and is a former chair of the Tax Faculty and Tax Faculty Technical Committee)
- is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) Council, the Tax Technology Committee of CFE Tax Advisers Europe, the Editorial Board of Tax Journal, HMRC’s Administrative Burdens Advisory Board and the Board of the Office of Tax Simplification.
Paul said: “I’m delighted to be working with Taxteq as their Senior Advisor. Their technology captured my interest because it offers solutions to a number of situations I have encountered in professional practice, from finding a key piece of information in a swamp of documentation to being able to date-stamp, save and share documentation in a completely secure environment.
“I am always on the lookout for technology that offers genuine solutions to practical problems. My immediate reaction to seeing a demonstration of the Taxteq platform was to think back over cases where it could have saved me significant amounts of valuable time and others where it could have avoided a great deal of frustration”.
Tim Huelin, Co-Founder said: “It is an absolute joy and privilege to be working with Paul, who is a well respected voice in the world of tax technology. His knowledge and experience will help us shape our technology platform to serve the needs of accountants, tax advisors, family offices, and their clients.”
Harry Boxall, Co-Founder said: “Paul’s depth of experience, clarity of thought and understanding of the application of technology in day-to-day and more complex tax matters is hugely valuable to Taxteq. I am excited for the business to work with and learn from Paul in bringing genuinely useful technology to the industry, benefitting both advisers and their clients”.