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

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  1. 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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    Yesterday 14:00 Go to last post
  2. 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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    15th June 2017 09:25 Go to last post
  3. 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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    13th June 2017 10:54 Go to last post
  4. 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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    15th May 2017 14:27 Go to last post
  5. 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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    28th April 2017 11:11 Go to last post
  6. 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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    31st March 2017 19:35 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: A new forum for Public Sector IR35 matters

    This place is going to get swamped very soon, so just to let you all know that you can post about the Public Sector and IR35 changes here: Public Sector IR35 Any posts regarding PS IR35 will be moved there.

    Started by cojak, 21st January 2017 07:38
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    21st January 2017 07:38 Go to last post
  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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    29th June 2016 13:58 Go to last post
  1. IT contractor - but going PAYE under a family members company?

    I am about to start a new IT contract. Normally I am the director of my own limited company and have contracts done up as per usual with the agency. However - instead, I want my sister to set up a new limited company where she is sole shareholder. I would be just a regular PAYE employee of that...

    Started by qwertyuiop725, 27th June 2017 07:18
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    Yesterday 23:36 Go to last post
  2. Is it easy to do your own payroll?

    Thinking of using this? IRIS Payroll Basics ...but not sure if it's going to cause me more hassle than it's worth. Five employees to look after.

    Started by kingtom84, Yesterday 13:38
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    Yesterday 21:25 Go to last post
  3. Contracting under UK company for US Client - now becoming a US resident

    Hi, I have two questions relating to my situation. I was contracting for a US client from the UK using my UK Ltd. company for about two years. I did not pay US tax on my income and no tax was withheld by the client I am shortly due to become a legal US resident and I have just been checking the...

    Started by JOJO89, 26th June 2017 08:39
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    Yesterday 17:05 Go to last post
  4. Leaving contracting - closing my Ltd company

    Hi Guys, Can someone direct me to any threads which talk about closing down our Ltd companies? Everyone raves about Entrepreneurs allowance etc but I just wanted to review any threads we have on it. I have a chunk of money in there and want to ensure I take it in the most efficient way. My...

    Started by PermMCCon, Yesterday 15:39
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    Yesterday 16:01 Go to last post
  5. HMRC confirmation of VAT change

    Around 5 weeks ago, I sent an email to HMRC to change from FRS to Standard VAT, backdated from 1st April 2017 (as per the guidance from their VAT Helpline). I asked for confirmation but have not received anything from HMRC, either via email or post. I'll chase up but what happens if I don't...

    Started by ContractorBanking, Yesterday 14:06
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    Yesterday 15:53 Go to last post
  6. Nomisma

    Anyone have any opinions of this software? I was using Crunch quite happily but then fell out of love with them. I'd never heard of Nomisma until today and it looks to tick all of the boxes, but it also seems to be much cheaper than Xero, FreeAgent et al. Accounting Software - Cloud Accounting...

    Started by JRCT, 27th June 2017 20:25
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    Yesterday 13:27 Go to last post
  7. Contracting in UK tax resident abroad.

    I am struggling to find information on how tax is handled when contracting in the UK using an overseas company (EU) but where I, as the contractor, am actually resident in that country and don't plan on "moving" to the UK. Let me explain my situation a little more - I am living in Spain and have...

    Started by crussell, Yesterday 05:59
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  8. Lightbulb Advice on UK contracting using offshore company with UK agency agreement

    Hi, My first post here although I have been contracting in excess of 10 years. I contract as a single person using a limited company, I charge a day rate for IT consultancy services and have no other products or sales. Up to now I have always taken the UK limited company route, however...

    Started by console, 27th June 2017 09:45
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    27th June 2017 16:51 Go to last post
  9. Did I miss something on Entrepreneurs Relief?

    Government to drum up 1.5bn by clamping down on tax breaks for entrepreneurs | Startups.co.uk Is there another change to ER in the pipeline?

    Started by ChimpMaster, 27th June 2017 12:31
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    27th June 2017 15:56 Go to last post
  10. Reduce limited company expenses when no trading or inactive

    By October last year I became a contractor in the IT sector and completed two assignments (2 to 3 months each) as senior software developer, using my new limited company. For the last 3 months I was not working but still paying my accountant Brookson 170 a month as they claim I need their services...

    Started by derloopkat, 24th June 2017 12:37
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    accounting fee, corporate tax, expenses, information technology, limited company
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    27th June 2017 13:12 Go to last post
  11. Contract terminated without reason

    Hello all, I will try to keep this brief but am hoping you can offer some wisdom. I have been contracting for the past 8 months for a company via a recruitment agency. Earlier this week, I received a call from the agency stating the company I have been working for has terminated my contract...

    Started by goldilockz, 23rd June 2017 17:03
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    27th June 2017 12:56 Go to last post
  12. When do hmrc time limits apply?

    As I understand it the time limits for hmrc to make an assessment are 4 years if you've taken reasonable care, 6 years if you've been negligent and 20 years if you've acted dishonestly/fraudulently. But I've also heard that time limits only apply to those who have made a full disclosure on a tax...

    Started by Wayt, 27th June 2017 10:06
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    27th June 2017 12:31 Go to last post
  13. HMRC Check Of VAT Return - Flat Rate Scheme

    Just returned back from holiday to find a nasty brown envelope with a letter inside saying HMRC want to check my latest VAT flat rate scheme return Anybody had one of these and know how they are triggered ? and are they random as they say, or the start of further inspections ? Only thing...

    Started by claretfan, 24th June 2017 18:06
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    27th June 2017 11:04 Go to last post
  14. Default Where to report Dividends when filing company accounts and tax return

    Hi, I was filling my annual accounts for my Ltd Company (Micro-entity annual accounts) and I have doubts about where to report these two concepts: - Dividends: should I report Dividends in any box or just as a statement note? - FRS (not sure if I need to declare any figure regarding this in...

    Started by iandres, 15th June 2017 11:50
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    27th June 2017 09:52 Go to last post
  15. Post What to do with accounts, statements etc for company dissolved in 2009?

    Hi Is there any reason to keep copies of any paperwork related to a limited company that I ran from 2002 to 2009? We wound it down after 2008 and I went off to do very different things. I've since moved continents, but I left all of the paperwork at my family home in case it was ever needed....

    Started by Zerften, 26th June 2017 20:53
    accounting and legal, record keeping, records
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    27th June 2017 09:24 Go to last post
  16. Those that moved off FRS

    I know many on here intended switching to 'full VAT' when the FRS % changed to a 'one-size-fits-all' rate of 16.5%. I didn't; I stayed on FRS , but was curious to know how those who did switch have found it in comparison. Is it a 'pain in the A' , or has the transition gone OK without any...

    Started by SteelyDan, 23rd June 2017 14:09
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    26th June 2017 11:33 Go to last post
  17. LTD Closure - most tax efficient way?

    Hi All, First time poster so apologies if any Q's get asked regularly! I'm looking to close my LTD at the end of this month, having not traded for the past 3. After corp tax has been paid (will pay before end of June), there will be around 450k of profits lying in the account, which I'd...

    Started by whatwhatwhat, 14th June 2017 15:35
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    closing company, tax avoidance
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    26th June 2017 11:21 Go to last post
  18. Better way of doing expenses in foreign currency

    Hi, I'm currently contracting in Belgium, so I have lots of subsidence expenses in euros. I use Nixon Williams Vantage - which I was very happy with when I was working in the UK, but it's become a bit of a nightmare as it doesn't handle foreign currency transactions. I was doing manual...

    Started by eoz783399, 24th June 2017 10:00
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    26th June 2017 08:34 Go to last post
  19. What I have Missed?

    So, been away for a while. What's been happening whilst I've been gone? Anything much....?

    Started by simondolan, 19th June 2017 13:09
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    26th June 2017 06:51 Go to last post
  20. Declaring income

    Hi all, Does anybody know what I need to do with my salary income? I received my last wages after I registered myself a self employed? How do I need to declare that? :eyes Thanks for the help!

    Started by AdamWet, 24th June 2017 16:15
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    25th June 2017 10:41 Go to last post

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