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About us

Who we are

Tax Insider publishes magazines and articles written by leading tax professionals, offering practical tax saving ideas and insight on topical tax issues. Established in 2006, we have helped thousands of our customers including business owners, property investors and high net worth taxpayers, as well as professional advisers with their general taxpayer clients.

We launched Tax Insider Professional in 2018 to give busy accountants and tax practitioners technical and marketing support to make it easy to keep up to date with tax, manage time and workload, and find new clients.

Visit us at,, and @taxinsider on social media.

Our values



Our products are easy to read and understand.


We pride ourselves on giving expert information that you can apply in everyday situations.


We believe everyone should have access to tax saving information.


Our priority is to provide authoritative and responsible tax saving methods.

Senior Management Team

Amer Siddiq - Managing Director

Tax Insider was founded by Amer Siddiq in 2006. Amer is an entrepreneur, experienced landlord, author (How to Avoid Landlord Taxes) and public speaker.

Although not a tax advisor (or accountant for that matter), Amer's passion for minimising taxes came about when he started to grow his own property portfolio. He wanted grow it in such a way so that he paid as little tax as possible (and legitimately).

He struggled to find the advice he was looking for so he teamed up with tax experts to bring about the website Property Tax Portal, a website dedicated to helping property investors and developers minimise their taxes. The huge success of this website lead to Amer naturally progressing into general taxation with Tax Insider.

Amer has since launched other internet businesses including Property Portfolio Software, a website that sells landlord software solutions. Prior to setting up his own internet businesses Amer was employed as a software designer and designed specialised, custom solutions for retail companies. He spent several years travelling the world, designing easy to use software and powerful solutions for some of the biggest retailers in the world.

Mark McLaughlin - Tax Content Director

Mark is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is the Editor of Bloomsbury Professional's 'Core Tax Annuals' series, and a co-author of the 'Inheritance Tax Annual' from that series.

Mark is Editor of the 'Tax Planning Annual', and co-author of 'Ray & McLaughlin's Practical IHT Planning' (Bloomsbury Professional), and is also a contributor to other tax publications. He has written numerous articles for professional journals, including Taxation, Tax Adviser, Tolley's Practical Tax, Tax Journal and Simon's Weekly Tax Intelligence.

Mark is the co-founder of TaxationWeb, the UK's leading independent tax portal.

Mark is a tax consultant, and from 1998 to 2018 ran his tax practice, Mark McLaughlin Associates, offering tax consultancy and support services to professional firms throughout the UK.

Jim Smith - Non-Executive Chairman

Jim has some 30 years' experience in professional publishing, including at LexisNexis, where he was on the board of the UK company. He moved from Lexis to found Tottel Publishing, which specialised in tax and law, and which was sold to Bloomsbury Publishing in 2009.

Since selling Tottel, Jim has become a shareholder in several publishing companies, and combines this with a range of business interests in other sectors.

Jim is a former Chair of his industry’s trade body, the Independent Publishers Guild. Outside of work, he enjoys sailing, golf, and trying to play jazz piano.