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A case of wishful thinking

The Diary wanted to be the first to congratulate Taxationweb for winning the prestigious Best Tax Website at the LexisNexis Butterworths Taxation Awards after receiving an email explaining co-founder Martino Matijevic’s “great sense of achievement” after collecting the award at the Park Lane, Hilton.

But just as the number was being dialled, another email came our way telling us that an error had been made and the previous email had been sent early – as the awards were not until that night.

There is nothing like a bit of self-assurance but Martino might have had a slightly red face at the ceremony when the catchily named Compucraft Tax Hub took the prize instead.

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