Taxation Magazine

Taxation Magazine

Infobox Newspaper
name = Taxation Magazine

type = Weekly
format = Magazine
owners = LexisNexis
editor = Mike Truman
foundation = October 1927
price = single copy: £6.50
Subscription price:
[ UK 1 year] £284
headquarters = 2 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR9 5AF, UK
Circulation = Over 8,500 ABC audited
ISSN = 0040-0149

"Taxation" is an English language weekly magazine for professional UK tax advisers. It is owned by LexisNexis, part of Reed Elsevier. The magazine is edited in the LexisNexis Croydon office. The first issue was published on 1 October 1927 and it has been in continuous publication ever since. The masthead declares that the magazine has been 'since 1927 the leading authority on tax law, practice and administration'. It is published on Thursdays.


Each issue of Taxation usually contains about 25 pages of editorial, in addition to display and recruitment advertising and a directory of service providers. The editorial content is written by contributors and by a small in-house team with a background in the tax profession. Typical contents include:

Comment article – expressing the view of the contributor about a particular technical tax issue, typically calling for a change in the law or in HM Revenue & Customs practice.

Update – news of changes in tax and comment on them from industry spokespeople, plus concise coverage of recent tax cases.

Feature articles – normally three main articles, around 2000 – 3000 words each, examining a particular tax issue in technical detail. Occasionally there are interviews with leading figures in the tax industry.

Meeting points – concise reports of practical tax issues taken from presentations at conferences and seminars.

Feedback – correspondence from readers.

Readers' Forum – technical tax questions sent in by readers, which are then answered three issues later by other readers.


The magazine was founded by its first editor, Ronald Staples, and originally published by Gee & Company, and then by Taxation Publishing Company, formed in 1932. It was sold in 1984 to Tolley Publishing Co, which through a series of mergers became part of LexisNexis.

Staples continued as editor until 1957. Subsequent editors have been:

* Percy Hughes 1957 – 1977
* Ken Tingley 1978 – 1984
* Simon Owen 1984 – 1988
* Malcolm Gunn 1988 – 2004
* Mike Truman 2004 – present


The magazine's website, [] , has an archive of articles going back to 2000. Most of the site is behind a subscription log-in, but the weekly Comment article and some other articles in a Free View section are available to non-subscribers. Subscribers to the magazine can get a log-in to the website at no extra cost.

Weekly e-Newsletter

Each Wednesday an e-newsletter is sent to all registered readers – this is a mix of subscribers and those that have [ signed up] to receive the newsletter, which is free of charge. The newsletter contains links straight into the most recent articles as well as listing the latest jobs that have been posted on and a calendar on upcoming events of interest to tax professionals.


Circulation for the magazine, audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), was over 8,500. Each issue's official date range is from Thursday to the next Wednesday, and in the UK print copies are dispatched late Wednesday, for Friday delivery to customers. Retail outlets receive their copies on Thursday/Friday depending on their location. The Taxation website posts each week's new content by Wednesday afternoon, ahead of the official publication date.

External links

* Taxation magazine's website – []
* Chartered Institute of Taxation – []
* LexisNexis magazines – []
* Taxation conferences – []
* Taxation's site for jobseekers – []

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