BKL tax partner David Whiscombe was interviewed by Tax Journal.
How did you end up in tax?
I was seduced by the Inland Revenue’s recruitment promise of running my own tax district within a few years (which I did). Someone once described the independence afforded to old-fashioned district inspectors as akin to being self-employed without the worries: and they weren’t far wrong.
Who in tax do you most admire?
My first district inspector, Geoffrey Moore. He never saw tax as a conflict between ‘us’ and ‘them’ but regarded himself and his local accountants as involved in a common endless struggle to make a flawed tax system work in a pragmatic and sensible way to the benefit of all…