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

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  1. 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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  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: 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  1. Generating an invoice/using Comensura

    Hi everyone, I was womdering if someone could help clarify how invoicing works when contracting? I will be working through a recruitment agency for a council. It will be outside IR35. All I know is that I will log my hours in Comensura, and the contact at the council will sign it off. What I...

    Started by kristen330, Yesterday 06:08
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  2. Anyone used Paystream?

    Hi guys, I'm looking for an accountant/accountancy company to do my payroll and accounts for a new ltd company and I was referred to Paystream by the agency. Does anyone know if they're any good? Come across a few reviews online which are a bit off putting but you never know with online reviews...

    Started by kristen330, 21st April 2017 08:50
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  3. Is there a form to fill out to de-authorise your tax agent?

    Sacked my accountant today. Had a mooch around HMRC online but can't see anything that allows me to notify them that my accountant has been binned. I see there's a 64-8 form to instruct a new agent, how about binning the last one? Yes NLUK I have googled...

    Started by 7specialgems, 25th September 2015 14:35
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  4. Tax efficient way to withdraw 270k accumulated profit from ltd company

    Hi Guys, Pl could anyone suggest the most tax efficient way to withdraw 270k of accumulated profit from limited company after contracting for more than a decade. There are few posts I have read and as tax rules (and HMRC strictness) have changed quite a lot in last 2 years, looking for some...

    Started by samsg30, 21st April 2017 23:45
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  5. Early Mortgage Repayment - Extra Dividends vs Entrepreneurs Relief

    First post - go gentle! I'm struggling with a fairly basic investment conundrum, to draw extra dividends from my ltd company in order to overpay my mortgage vs sitting tight for X years and then potentially ceasing trading. So assuming I remain in constant work over the next few years (big...

    Started by danny1313, 20th April 2017 11:39
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  6. Reasonable turnaround time for year end accounts?

    Just curious - what do you think is a fair/reasonable turnaround time after submitting your data?

    Started by vwdan, 22nd March 2017 22:14
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  7. Buying a property through company or via loan to SPV

    All Barclays halved their business savings interest rate to 0.25% a while back and it's utterly depressing to see such a paltry return on my warchest. Given my experience in properties, I know that I could achieve returns of anywhere between 5% to 15% (depending on the kind of rental) so Im...

    Started by ChimpMaster, 3rd April 2017 11:35
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  8. P11D Accountancy Fees

    Hi All, In need of some advice currently. With my current accountant, I pay a fixed monthly fee of 150 + VAT, and this covers my accounts, VAT, bookkeeping, P11D and preparation of 1 director's personal tax return. My question is, because this monthly accountancy fee that my ltd company is...

    Started by nizzer891, 20th April 2017 20:24
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  9. Jury service while benched

    Current gig ends tomorrow (Friday) and jury service starts on Monday. Can I still claim the 30-60/day from the court if benched? I won't be able to interview or give a start date to any new potential gigs during this time... I'm thinking along the lines of an average day rate based on last...

    Started by Jog On, 20th April 2017 13:11
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  10. Question IR35 - raising invoice

    Hi Eveyeone, I am working as a contractor for an Government sector from Jan 2017 and i came inside IR35 based on the some evaluation and this rule applies to me from 6th April 2017. And I have raised my invoice for the month of March and separate one from Apr 1-5th 2017 before when the IR35...

    Started by siva1981, 20th April 2017 09:20
    ir35 - raise invoice
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  11. I want to leave my agency

    My current contract will likely extend throughout this year, however, the relationship with my agency has broken down and I wish to leave them. Does anyone know how long the maximum amount of time they can legally stop me from working for my team through another agency. My current contract...

    Started by Gsm, 13th April 2017 20:02
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  12. Reduce payments on account going forward after taking perm role

    Hi all, Due to a downturn in my sector, I've take a lower paying perm role that allows me to re-skill, with an eye on going back into contracting in a year or so. Long story short, have the experience but it is about 8 years out of date. Anyway - did a search on the forum but couldn't find...

    Started by matei, 20th April 2017 08:24
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  13. Use of Rental Flat for Coaching Business

    Hi there I was wondering if the following is possible: I would like to offer a personal, home-feel type of experience as a personal coach. So I thought it would be best to rent a studio flat and expand my coaching business from there. Would this need to be declared in my tenancy...

    Started by Digiwolf, 18th April 2017 18:51
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  14. IR35 Exposure Calculator

    I've used nearly every IR35 calculator I can find, including asking my accountant and everyone gives a different figure. I'm trying to calculate my IR35 exposure were I to lose an IR35 enquiry. Calculations have varied from 80k to nearly 160k, not including fine and interest. These are my...

    Started by meeko, 18th April 2017 09:12
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  15. Good IT Contractor Accountant

    Hi guys, I am planning to form LTD company and looking for professional/friendly advice. Please suggest your personal advice here and no marketing please. Price is not an issue but they should be upto date with technology, alert customer with various deadlines and ability to submit stuff on...

    Started by ifti12, 7th April 2017 16:51
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  16. Card Payments for LTD Co.

    I'm negotiating directly with a client who has a history of late paying suppliers so to mitigate this I am looking to get setup as a card merchant to accept card payments for my LTD Co.'s services to improve cashflow and not having to chase for payment for weeks or months. Has anyone else has this...

    Started by redgiant, 13th April 2017 20:46
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  17. . . Germany - the taxman cometh

    Anyone done any contracting in the last few years while registered in Germany and perhaps hasn't declared the entire whack of gross income ? Used a management company maybe? You may be about to get busted. :( I know a few people who are on the wrong end of this right now. The Finanzamt is...

    Started by LegendsWear7, 9th December 2008 15:24
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  18. Freelancer... Do I need an IR35 contract review?

    One of the differences between a freelancer and a contractor to me is working on multiple projects for multiple clients, rather than being tied to a 6/12 month contract. I'm switching to a limited company and I currently have a handful of clients who come back to me with work, some have been on...

    Started by SoleTrader, 13th April 2017 17:11
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  19. FAO - EBTContractor

    Hi there, Could you maybe delete some of your PMs, I would like to catch up with you. Looks like you have been very active and exceeded your PM allowance.

    Started by sbar99920, 16th April 2017 23:24
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  20. mileage rate for EVs

    If I use my own petrol car for the business use use of my ltd company I can claim 45p per mile. What's the comparable rate if I have an EV? My accountant seems to think I would just claim the electricity needed to charge my car but HMRC's website seems to indicate it's the same 45p per mile as for...

    Started by arby, 18th January 2017 16:31
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