Tax Journal: One minute with… David Whiscombe

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…


The full interview is available as a pdf and via the Tax Journal website.

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