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AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
12 Dec 2005 1:01AM
Time to slacken the drag and let him run, too many are lost close to the boat.

You're obviously a keen angler Mr P.

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12 Dec 2005 2:46AM
Wonderful. Mr Pye, you are now at the top of my list for 'Photographer and Website of the Year'. Thank you for making my Monday morning a nice place to be. Smile
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2005 2:48AM

Quote:For a start I'm a professional photographer and consequently I am exempt from tax.

Class, pure class. We are not worthy.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Dec 2005 2:51AM
Added to my faves list.....award winning stuff.
u08mcb 14 5.8k
12 Dec 2005 2:56AM
Can we make Derek into EPZ's restaurant reviewer? I think that would work really well.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
12 Dec 2005 2:59AM
I can only say that we are indeed blessed to have Mr Pye to lead us by the hand and teach us in the ways of all things photographic.

Particularly admired your excellent work with rainbow and stars in your admirable wedding shot, Mr Pye. I only hope I can attain such dizzy heights of expertise and subtle - yet curiously enriched - understatement of such a glorious moment.

Do you do courses? I expect you don't have time, with your busy schedule and all, but do keep us informed. Queues will no doubt form in an instant should you decide to arrange Masterclasses.

u08mcb 14 5.8k
12 Dec 2005 3:03AM
Screw the courses, we're all hungry so get to work with the loaves and the fishes!
covey 13 1.7k Ireland
12 Dec 2005 3:04AM
Mr Pye, your ***** is absolutely priceless.

Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
12 Dec 2005 3:57AM

Quote:I'm a professional photographer and consequently I am exempt from tax.

I've forwarded link to this thread, and also to your website, to a pal who works in HM Revenue & Customs (formerly Inland Revenue). I'll get back to you with his comments, Derek. Or, more likely, HMRC may contact you direct.

My friend tells me that if your income from photography - and all other sources - is under about 94 a week there'd be no tax to pay as it's covered by the tax-free allowance. So I'm beginning to see why you think you may be "exempt" from tax.

If you income is as low as that, you might be better off on social security benefits (or whatever they are called these days). I will pop into the local benefits office and try and get some leaflets to send you. At the same time I'll see if I can persuade a benefits officer to make a home visit to discuss your situation with you.

So you see Derek: we believe in helping people on this forum! Joining EPZ may be one of the best things you have ever done! Smile
UserRemoved 14 4.2k
12 Dec 2005 4:04AM
Welcome Derek,
I hope you become a very active paticipant in the forums and I look forward to your replies to threads such as
'how much should I charge'
'What lens should I use for a wedding'
'My mate says I'm great so I think I am'

In fact I might just bring the coffee machine in to beside the desk and fit a coffee proof filter to the keyboard.

Your stuff is legend and long may it continue.
covey 13 1.7k Ireland
12 Dec 2005 4:06AM
CB your wasting your time with all that tax nonsence.

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde it's obvious Mr Pye "has nothing to declare except his genius".
derekpye 12 18
12 Dec 2005 4:07AM
How very small minded of you. You're obviously the kind of person who gets upset if you can't park your Ford Focus right out side your flat. If your friend needs to find me I'm currently wintering at my villa in the Costa Brava.

I'm in the bar - I'll come out and wave in about half an hour.


lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2005 4:18AM
ooooh hes got the measure of you CB, LOL
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
12 Dec 2005 4:20AM
Must obviously be your tax haven, paid for with all those fabulous earning you make!

And there was me worried about having the DWP/DHSS on my back if I sold a print or two.....I obviously have nothing to worry about or to declare. Thank you for giving me the green light to go ahead and make my forthcoming fortune.

I'll let you all know when I make my first million, I anticipate it being around May!

lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2005 4:25AM
Ade - don't forget to allow for licencing fees if you do any "Reportedge" work. The man deserves those royalties for being such an inovator.

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