Financial and legal issues affecting IT contractor companies, including IR35.
All about umbrella companies.
How do I get paid? Strange...
27th April 2017, 08:51
For discussions relating to enquiry letters being sent out by HMRC.
ICS EBT Loans - No comment...
Debates on tax, IR35, T&S and the impending zombie apocalypse.
IPSE CC Elections
26th April 2017, 13:36
To discuss the changes to PS contracts that are due later this year.
Dust settles - what happened?
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...
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...
Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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.
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,...
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...
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.
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)...
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...
First of all thanks for this great forum I already found a lot of useful information here!
On the 2nd March I became a contractor but as I had to move for my new job I just wanted to make things easy and I went with an umbrella company. Basically, I work for a company through...
I was paying nearly £70 pm for a BT business line and broardband and decided to go back to a standard residential package still with BT as It was cheeper.
Well i've just had a bill for £640.81 ! :eek
When I was doing the switch I was never told this would happen!
You may have heard that there are proposals out from Government / HMRC to grant HMRC a so called “direct recovery” power.
In essence this would allow HMRC to debit a tax payers bank account for any unpaid tax arrears, without oversight or prior notice. There would be a stipulation that the bank...
I am contracting through a UK registered agency where the contract is in EUR not GBP. I therefore invoice for an amount in EUR each time and am paid in EUR, which my bank converts to GBP at the exchange rate that pertains on the date the payment is made.
I originally naively invoiced the...
New to the forum, and indeed new to contracting (though have employed many contractors in the past). I've struck up a relationship with an organisation who want to offer me a contract with each of 5 subsidiaries as well as the parent company. Each company is LTD, therefore its own...
Verbatim of email from HMRC today, for interest. Basically IR35 on expenses, although doubtless we will have to go five rounds to get the ground rules clear
Has anyone come across/used/using OneTwoOne Accounts based in the North East?
They don't say they are specialised in IT Contractors on the website but I have recently received an email stating they have a number of years experience in the IT Contractor industry.
Any feedback please?
Shell have just announced an across the board cut.
As I may well end up at an Investment Bank soon this is of personal interest.
I'm guessing that an exemption clause would be rejected, at least for a 1st time IB contract. It might be possible for renewal / subsequent contracts though and I...
I am trying to determine a potential APN amount. The association managing the issue has said hold off until the APN actually arrives.
Is this simply a matter of determining what your tax position should have been for a tax period; then working out the correct amount and applying penalties?
Been really struggling to find answer to this question.
Wanted to make use of pension carry forward via employer contribution to SIPP and see that using carry forward could in theory put in £190,000 before April 6th (my default SIPP pension input period is tax year) using carry forward. ...
OK, I'll throw myself in the lions den here but... **** it....
What are peoples opinions on the IPSE Futures mail? I haven't asked my account, I've not done any research and I am a ******* moron. I just don't normally have much to do with the IPSE stuff. Just pay my yearly sub and that's it so...
I regular see recommendations on the forums to back date directors pension contributions. I run a small limited company with my partner and we have 70/30 share split.
As she has an existing pension, I thought it would be a good idea to backdate her contributions upto the £40,000 per year...
Two brothers have been barred from being directors after their firm crashed owing more than £57million to the taxman.
Stephen and Martin Melville were directors of Anderson Beckette Limited.
It was wound up in October 2012 with debts of more than £4.5million, following a petition by HM...
Wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a tax advisor or accountant specialises in dealing with contracts in Belgium?
I am new, but did try the search function - and have read the long and informative post on contracting in Belgium.
thanks in advance - any personal exerience of...
I'm currently living and working (permanent employee with green card) in the US, and moving back to the UK this summer. My employer wants me to continue working with them, and is trying to get me on the payroll of their UK branch office. They also mentioned that if I wanted to I could...
I know this is very fresh, but one of the announcements made is that you can now move your ISA money freely and not lose the tax free allowance.
Can anyone already say, whether I can max out my tax free allowance for 2014/15, withdraw after 6th of April and then refill 2014/15 + whatever I can...
Hi all, first post here so please bear with me.
Sorry if this has been covered but been lurking about here searching through but unable to find the right answer, have also checked the HMRC website but it does not mention the USA.
Ok so, I own a small UK based recruitment company and have...
Apologies in advance someone must have requested this previously.........
At what point does BIK % of the list price of a new car make it cheaper to use HP through the business rather than PCP privately.
e.g. Assume the list price of a car is £20,000. If the BIK is 30% then if purchased...
I have been working as a contractor for a company for the last 18 months. Last September my contract has been renewed and I was asking for a raise which I was denied. I was told the client was unable to accommodate a pay increase.
Since the beginning of the contract have I been paying 300 euros...
When I read texts like this, it makes it seem that contracting has less tax advantages as it did before.
So for the more experienced contractors. Did contractors used to pay less or more tax? What used to be different?
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