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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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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: 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. SJD Accountancy Online Software

    Hi, Anyone here with SJD and using their new online software? I started playing with it today and tbh am not impressed. Seems like an absolute pain to use and also missing fields. Do not feel like I should be doing UAT for them at the price I am paying. Maybe it is me. Anyone else using it...

    Started by Hawkeye, 17th May 2017 16:35
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  2. Assessing IR35 working practices before signing contract

    Please forgive me if this is covered elsewhere - I have looked but although have found lots on IR35 I'm less clear about how to assess working practices before signing contract. Private sector role. Three month contract ('for a start' - which kind of sets off some bells). I'm QDOS insured so...

    Started by groovybeetlecar, Yesterday 00:33
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  3. Unhappy Undercut by Tier 4 (dependent) on a Visa - but is it legal??? Urgenty welcome advice

    Went for an interview with great Clientco for genuinely long contract prospect through an Agency. Everything went well at interviews and then found out that I did not get the gig - was quite surprised. Later the Agent accidently sent a message for the other candidate to me by mistake. ...

    Started by pauly, 16th May 2017 02:57
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  4. Client refuses to sign contract to ltd company only to me personally

    My potential client will only sign a contract for set hours per week of personal services to me as an individual rather than to "me as director on behalf of my ltd company", how does that affect the contract? and taxation? If I sign the contract to me personally but receive the payments to my...

    Started by check51, 17th May 2017 21:04
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  5. Best salary for 2017/18

    Last year I paid myself 11k salary and NI was about £31 a month. Accountant is telling me this year the same salary will be about £62 a month due to a change in NI rules. I found an article here that says a lower salary means no NI at all. Optimum Directors Salary and Dividends 2017/18 -...

    Started by genius, 12th May 2017 10:50
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  6. Life cover, critical illness, and income protection

    Hi, I've done my best to look up related threads, but many are a few years old now, so I wanted to make another post to see if opinions have changed at all. I'm quite a cautious person and like to be prepared, so the above protections sound like good things to have in case something happened...

    Started by Eventar, 20th May 2017 11:59
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    20th May 2017 12:36 Go to last post
  7. Transferring Defined Benefit pension

    I have a DB pension from my last permie job. I asked for a transfer quote and it was a lot higher than expected. Transfer value was about £139,000, benefit at retirement would be about £3800 pa. I was thinking about moving this to my SIPP, which currently only has a few hundred in it. My reasons...

    Started by FrontEnder, 15th May 2017 13:10
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  8. Specific Free Agent questions

    I can't find any answers to these questions and am probably going to move from SJD so any help from the FA experts on here will be gratefully received: 1. Is VAT really one click ? 2. P11d - currently I fill out a questionnaire online and submit - is there a similar function in FA ? 3....

    Started by radish2008, 18th May 2017 10:54
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  9. Sporadic dividends

    I know there is no general rule when it comes to dividends, some people pay every month, some pay every year, but is there something to be said to having regular dividends? In the past I have tried to keep it to every quarter, because if you can't forecast your general finances for the next...

    Started by InsertWittyNameHere555, 19th May 2017 08:32
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  10. Help - Why is Belgium so complicated!?

    Hi - newbie here so don't shoot! Query is along the lines that I have a possible opportunity in Brussels, for 180 days work, that also includes travel to other countries outside of Belgium, and also includes time working in the UK. The end client in Belgium is actually a client of a UK company for...

    Started by B34ker, 23rd March 2017 11:45
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  11. PAYE confusion when going back to permie while Ltd is still ticking for a while

    Hey I've taken a permanent role after contracting for 3 years. Same net revenue, so made sense to me. I want to have my ltd still ticking, so I'm still a director doing zero PAYE submissions. I'm basically doing zero submissions, because there isn't any to take out. When I joined the...

    Started by Ned, 18th May 2017 09:49
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  12. Best Accountant for IT contractors

    Dear All, In your opinion and vast experience who would recommend as the best accountants for IT contractors. I have heard lots of confusing information.

    Started by Suzi101010, 5th November 2015 12:00
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  13. 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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  14. Specialist Contractor Mortgage Brokers

    Just had a read through some of the other posts on the subject (very useful for a newbie like myself!), wanted to double check a couple things, and especially lean on any recent experience.. So new to contracting, current mortgage obtained while a permie. I actually got that mortgage through...

    Started by le3ky, 17th May 2017 12:39
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  15. Trade marked word in company name

    I have an irritating email from someone this morning who has a trademark on a word, my company name is a unique term which happens to include said word - do I have anything to be concerned about? The word is Evolution My company is called NetEvolution Ltd There is no mention of "Evolution"...

    Started by BradMcA, 17th May 2017 09:00
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  16. Attending team builds / team leadership meetings

    About six months ago I started as a PM at a finance services firm. Central team of PMs and BAs, at least half are contractors. All farmed out to various projects. This company has an inordinate amount of team builds, offsides and team build / planning sessions. Both permie and contractor...

    Started by Artois, 15th May 2017 17:01
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  17. LSE listed ETFs hit by US dividend tax

    I hold ETFs in an investment account owned by my Ltd co. For some reason, this year my broker has started withholding full 30% of US taxes on dividends. This has never happened before, and I have always diligently filled in my W-8BEN-E. I have tried to get an answer from the broker, but pulling...

    Started by OneManBand, 15th May 2017 14:55
    investment, tax
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  18. Mobile - Personal or Business

    Hi, I am not on the flat rate scheme and was looking to get a new mobile contract. Is there any benefit in getting it on my company name so I can claim the monthly tariff as business expense? Understand that it is meant to be for business calls, but if the tariff is unlimited minutes then...

    Started by konsultant, 15th May 2017 16:39
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  19. Commercial Property Purchase through SIPP

    Does anyone on here have any real life experience of any of the SIPPs on the market that allow commercial property purchase ?

    Started by TestMangler, 22nd February 2017 18:59
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  20. For a struck off company - How long to keep documents?

    Having recently closed a Ltd company and had it officially struck off in March this year, I want to get rid of the pile of documents dating back to 2003. I reckon I can just burn all of it. The company has gone. Am I right?

    Started by Fred Bloggs, 15th May 2017 07:23
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