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Financial and legal issues affecting IT contractor companies, including IR35.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Share Investment, Discussion & Tips

    I guess a few of us on here have a more than casual interest in the stock market, I have a few quid in the banks as I still think they are massively undervalued long term, but I like what I am hearing from US Oil & Gas PLC (USOP), not openly traded as they are on GXG but a solid investment recently...

    Started by SimonMac, 11th July 2012 15:18
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contracting in Belgium - A Short Guide to Tax and Social Security

    Introduction OK so it's not so short any more. This information has been compiled based on experience, and expert advice. In response to the numerous emails and PMs I get concerning the fluid and uncertain environment for working in Belgium, I have tried to summarise the issues and pitfalls,...

    Started by nodric, 17th November 2009 12:33
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    belgium, umbrella company, umbrella recommendations
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: The 24 Month Rule in a nutshell

    How many more times.... a) It's about the journey, not the client and not why you are there b) Go to the known (or anticipated) end date of your current gig. c) Count back 24 months by the calendar. d) If between those two dates you have spent less than 40% of your time at that...

    Started by malvolio, 14th January 2014 14:58
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIY Pensions Advice for a Limited Company!

    Hello, This is my first post - so be kind please!!! Has anyone here used an online pension manager, like Nutmeg, for a private pension? By this I mean contributing funds straight from a ltd company tax free? I've met two Independent Financial Advisors who manage pensions for ltd...

    Started by lumalist, 20th February 2017 20:54
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    advice, pensions
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Accountant recommendation threads inc local requests

    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash. I've added any new ones, taken off some that seem to have disappeared and given a nod to some of the Accountants that are actively giving good advice on the forums but don't seem to have been recommended by posters. Updated...

    Started by northernladuk, 16th August 2011 20:59
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Loans from EBTs and other Trusts

    Welcome to the Loans thread. To date loan arrangements have been discussed in many threads on CUK, regularly appearing in the BN66 thread diluting that thread and losing the concentration of information to those associated only with loans and not with S58 FA2008. Its time that loans had its own...

    Started by Emigre, 21st January 2011 14:42
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic advice when running your own Contractor business

    Here is a place for those 101's that people seem to forget/not know. Try and make the title easily searchable. This thread is stuff that we have learned over the years. But we expect people using this forum to do their own due dilligence - we point them in the right direction, it's for them...

    Started by cojak, 20th January 2013 10:32
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Agencies demanding extra information: new reporting requirements

    Posters have been turning up indignant that agencies are demanding extra information from them mid-contract. To which the answer is: suck it up. The Government has legislated that agencies have to collect information and pass it onto them. The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No. 2)...

    Started by cojak, 30th July 2015 10:53
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  1. Exclamation First time contracting and inside IR35. What's my eventual take-home?

    Hi guys. Probably a very common question by now but I haven't found an answer to my specific problem yet. I'm about to start my first contract with Network Rail via Capita and I was offered 3 options of Umbrella/LTD/PAYE. Umbrella - 200 LTD - 175 PAYE. - 155 with...

    Started by Mrjay, Today 13:04
    ir35 contractor
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  2. Can I pay my spouse/partner? The definitive answer.

    The question above is one of the most common questions on this part of CUK. I think this link to an article I found by accident today is the definitive answer to the question and worth sharing. https://www.taxinsider.co.uk/1772-Spouses_Wages_Legitimate_Expense_Or_Tax_Dodge.html

    Started by Fred Bloggs, 19th August 2017 11:58
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  3. Tax implications for payments received in non-GBP currencies in limited company

    Hi All, Apologies if this is a noob question - I did try searching the forums for a clear answer and wasn't able to find one. I have recently started freelancing through a UK limited company (not VAT registered). I work with clients all over the world, and whilst I bill in GBP, I generally...

    Started by adamaid, Yesterday 13:11
    foreign exchange, tax
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  4. Closing down ltd/starting up again

    Haven't traded through ltd since start of company year (1st June). Looks like I'm going to be staying umbrella for the foreseeable future at least. What are the costs associated with closing down the limited and then re-opening in the future if needs be? Also, assume Id still have to do a year...

    Started by psychocandy, Yesterday 08:32
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  5. Retaining VAT Monies

    Hi, Newbie here so I hope I'm not missing a trick with this question as I cannot get an answer I trust from HMRC. We've just set up as a Ltd company (OH is a IT contractor in the private sector and is inside HMRC) and my question relates to VAT. We will be obviously be charging 20% VAT on all...

    Started by Jenme, 15th August 2017 14:19
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  6. Business use of personal computing equipment on tax return

    Doing a *** relative's tax return. She has a very small limited company and uses her own computer. Her personal use of it is very small. Being untechy, she pays a lot for support, when her broadband stops working etc. Can she claim for any of this on her tax return? I would have thought so...

    Started by xoggoth, 20th August 2017 10:32
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  7. Anyone using Kinsella or PaySchemePlus?

    Hello I know this has been discussed in this forum to some extent, but it's now been a long time since anyone mentioned either of these companies. I have not been contracting long but I use my own Ltd company which generates a return of about 65%. This is all fine and dandy except that it...

    Started by ChimpMaster, 16th January 2006 13:30
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  8. Santander Business Cash Back Credit Card

    I'm looking for a good non-Amex cashback credit card for personal use. Best personal credit card around pays 0.5%. Santander business credit card pays 1% cashback. Is there anything stopping me using my limited company to open up one of these and then effectively just using it as a personal...

    Started by happy22, 17th August 2017 22:50
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  9. Looking for an Accountant in Edinburgh

    Hi, I'm looking for an accountant or the recommendation of an accountant in Edinburgh with experience of managing the accounts of a UK Limited company for an IT consultant working via contract abroad, particularly Sweden.

    Started by JimM, 14th August 2017 17:55
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  10. Leaving SJD Accountants

    I'm a contractor using SJD and I'm not happy at all with the service. SJD put on their website that if we don't respond to you same day (provided email is before blah blah) we will refund you that months installment, great, but the response you get is an auto reply saying thank you for your...

    Started by JtotheD, 4th February 2014 07:43
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  11. Interest on Bank Accounts

    Right, heres the plan of action. Seeing as corp tax isnt due to the tax man for another year or maybe more, im thinking of putting the corp tax that is due every month into a savings account with an interest rate of 5.4 - 5.75%. Heres the big one, say i made 100 from interest after 3 months...

    Started by Maxamus, 7th March 2007 10:42
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  12. Angry CleverAccounts! No, thanks you! Steer clear!

    Hi guys, I wish it would be happy story, but it isn't! Switched to CleverAccounts in May 2017 and already on switching phase they ****ed up their 24 hours email responding SLA (1st warning sign!). I should have reacted now and then, but I decided to give them a second chance! BIG MISTAKE!!!! ...

    Started by gemasp, 17th August 2017 08:54
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  13. Lightbulb Having Estonian e-resident company and expensing my UK limited company

    Hello, I am thinking to use an Estonian company because of Brexit in case it is turning bad and to have Euro in the bank instead of pound. Now I am wondering if it possible to invoice my UK limited company with the Estonian one so that my expenses are going thought the Estonian one. For...

    Started by Vivicou, 17th August 2017 12:06
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  14. Invoicing Frequency

    Just a quick one, how often do people here invoice and what (generally) are your payment terms? (am prepared for the anti-newbie onslaught) :spank:

    Started by sli_gryn, 24th April 2007 12:51
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  15. Advice for a short term gig in Germany

    Hi All, Disclaimer: first post, not sure what I'm doing, please don't be too unkind. I am a UK based IT contractor operating through a limited co and am in an existing contract in the UK. I have been offered some short term IT consultancy type work in Germany which I can fit into my...

    Started by jubbly, 16th August 2017 12:35
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  16. Limited company Mileage Accounting

    I have a question regarding the accounting for mileage. I presently use my business debit card to fuel my personal car for business mileage, Do I still claim a mileage allowance of 45ppm even though the company has paid for the fuel ? Regards

    Started by console, 10th August 2017 20:03
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  17. Clarification of clause in my contract

    I have the following clause in my contract which at the time didn't realise the implications. Now as far as I understand I cannot leave my existing client then return to work for them for at least 6 months after via another agency as I will incur penalties. But this clause should not have any...

    Started by nobody123, 16th August 2017 13:26
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    16th August 2017 14:40 Go to last post
  18. Recruitment agent non payment

    I was working in a contract via a recruitment agency where both I and the client were happy and had extended the contract a few times. Before starting the contract the recruitment agency had agreed to 7 day payment terms and I had written that in the contract. I was close to the end of the...

    Started by pagrate, 15th August 2017 08:54
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    legal action, recruitment agency
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  19. Closing company (not the usual question)

    So the time has come... The company year end was end of Jan, and it hasn't traded in this year (but it did pay some salary and PAYE - not sure that counts). I found something from HMRC saying that I need to submit a final CT return, but not CH accounts, then when that's done and dusted (can...

    Started by VectraMan, 14th August 2017 17:00
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    15th August 2017 19:04 Go to last post
  20. Invoking the substitution clause

    Has anyone invoked the substitution clause? How did it work with the agency and client? Any useful tips?

    Started by SandyD, 11th August 2017 12:21
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    15th August 2017 18:03 Go to last post

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