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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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  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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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  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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  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. Flat Rate Scheme % Change

    Morning Everyone, During my previous VAT period (the one I have a return pending for), my first 12 month discount of 1% lapsed half way through it. So, does anyone know how i fill out my return allowing for the 2 different % values during the period? I've trawled through the HMRC website,...

    Started by StuDavies, 15th May 2015 07:43
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    15th May 2015 09:20 Go to last post
  2. Does opt-out override the late payment law?

    I feel stupid for asking this, but I'm no lawyer and new to the whole game... When a contractor is opted-out at the right time (before meeting client), if the end-client was to never pay the agency, where does that leave the contractor? Who does the contractor chase down for money, I assume it...

    Started by sbux, 9th May 2015 19:57
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    14th May 2015 21:23 Go to last post
  3. Removal from Flat Rate Vat Scheme

    Got a letter from HMRC that my Limited company is being removed from Flat rate Scheme. Turnover was only above 230,000 if I INCLUDE VAT in calculating turnover. Is is correct? I though turnover does not include VAT?

    Started by StrengthInNumbers, 2nd May 2015 13:47
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    14th May 2015 20:13 Go to last post
  4. Invoice - New to Contracting

    Hi everyone, I would like to ask more experienced contractors for some advice on invoicing/tax when contracting in Germany via an UK based agency. I'm currently on a short term contract in Berlin ( 5 weeks ) and I'm supposed to invoice the agency I got it from ( Darwin Recruitment ) soon. ...

    Started by OzBound, 27th November 2014 22:35
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    14th May 2015 11:28 Go to last post
  5. Commuting - train vs car

    Hi All I'm new to contracting but found this forum's advice invaluable so far - so thanks! I'm in my first contract which is about 35 miles from where I live. I'm just trying to figure out whether it's best for me to commute by car or train. I know this has been asked before but I can't quite...

    Started by cityben, 13th May 2015 07:47
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    14th May 2015 10:46 Go to last post
  6. Contract lawyer

    Can anyone recommend a good contract lawyer? I wont go too deep but it concerns a background check being rejected by a third party , for the same client i worked for in the past year. There is no background check clause in my contract. Cheers.

    Started by Tummy, 13th May 2015 13:12
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    13th May 2015 15:32 Go to last post
  7. Invoice payment receipt

    Hi All I have a customer that has asked for a receipt for invoices that have been paid. Most of templates that I can see online are for cash payments rather than direct bank payments. Do any of you issue receipts for paid invoices? If so do you use a template or would a simple email like the...

    Started by njkingston, 12th May 2015 10:36
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    12th May 2015 12:16 Go to last post
  8. Does your industry matter when choosing an accountant?

    Hi, Completely new to contracting, just been offered first contract and trying to choose an accountant. Danbro was recommended by the recruiter and I have had a chat with them which was very helpful to get an idea of umbrella vs limited and what my take-home would be for the various options;...

    Started by Wolfgirl, 22nd April 2015 19:53
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    accountant, accounting fee, ir35, limited company
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  9. Asset Register & Balance Sheet should still list 1st year and AIA CapEx items?

    I've recently lost a laptop that I bought as a first year cap ex (700 purchase). In reading around to see how I account for that loss in my books, it would seem that: 1. Despite that CapEx being expensed in full, I should have listed it as a Fixed Asset on my Balance Sheet and I should have...

    Started by 7specialgems, 12th May 2015 03:04
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    12th May 2015 05:10 Go to last post
  10. Short term gig staying with family

    So I've just signed a 4 month contract. Live in Wiltshire. Will be working in Manchester and because family live so close to the new gig going to stay there instead of forking out on hotel costs. Question is can I give them anything per night (pretty sure I remember something about this) say 25...

    Started by Sturridge, 11th May 2015 11:30
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  11. Intermediaries Legislation - questionairre from agency

    Hmmm. Never mind answering these sort of things but some of the questions on it, are to be honest, a bit out of the ordinary and none of their business. Also, not impressed that they're saying "unless you fill in this form we'll be unable to pay you". Umm yes you will! Anyway, what do you...

    Started by psychocandy, 11th May 2015 14:31
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    11th May 2015 15:35 Go to last post
  12. Lightbulb Pension Setup Fee 500??

    I am a Contractor with a Limited Company, I feel that I am missing out on "no brainer" tax savings as I don't have a pension set up via my company. I have contacted my financial advisor department of my accounting company and they have explained the ins & outs of the Pension Plan they are providing...

    Started by Nattybongo, 8th May 2015 12:26
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  13. Terminating a contract

    Guys, I work via my own LTD company. I got offered a contract via an agency. They sent me the contract papers, which I have signed and returned to them, awaiting them to counter-sign and return back which they may have already done as we speak. However, I got offered another opportunity and I...

    Started by geek876, 8th May 2015 09:21
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  14. Question New contract - opening day curve ball

    Last week I started a new contract with a new client, and after having a thorough review via a 3rd party the contract was water-tight with respect to IR35. The contract between my limited and the client specifies the projects the consultant (me) will be assigned to. During the interview the...

    Started by ForBajor, 10th May 2015 18:07
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    11th May 2015 09:27 Go to last post
  15. Limited Company, Opt-Out of Regs, Debt Recovery Question (theory)

    So, I have a limited company which is a traditional company in the sense I produce a product and sell it. But, for some extra cash (it's early days for the company) I decided to take a 3 month contract doing some programming on site for a company. I've read about the agency regulations not even...

    Started by sbux, 9th May 2015 12:35
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    9th May 2015 14:29 Go to last post
  16. Section 75 failed trying to get cash back for an expense - bad debt?

    Bought some materials, logged it as an expense, turned out the goods were shoddy and can't get the money back. Obviously this expense is already on my P&L but are there any other financial accounts/registers that must record this event? Loss was around 150 if that makes any difference.

    Started by 7specialgems, 9th May 2015 05:41
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    9th May 2015 06:26 Go to last post
  17. Contractor mortgage broker fees - is it worth it?

    Hi, This is my first post here so hello to everyone. We are hoping to move house and have been talking to a mortgage broker who specialises in contractors. We have had a mortgage agreed in principle with the Halifax and are ready to submit our application. However, the broker charges quite...

    Started by MichaelaE, 1st May 2015 17:38
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    8th May 2015 13:58 Go to last post
  18. Accidentally paid more than salary limit into SIPP

    I am just doing my tax return for 2014/15. Like most contractors I paid myself the minimum salary of 7956. I've just realised though that the annual limit for personal contributions to a SIPP includes the tax credit subsequently added to your contributions by the pension provider. So...

    Started by dingdong, 8th May 2015 10:31
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    8th May 2015 13:24 Go to last post
  19. Contract Location changed to Germany

    I apologies if this has already been covered. At the last moment before starting my contract, my client has asked me if I could base myself in Germany for 6 months. I am happy with that as they are covering expenses but I am not sure about things like if I can continue to use my UK based company...

    Started by AnthonyQuinn, 23rd April 2015 10:39
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    8th May 2015 11:27 Go to last post
  20. German Prison !!

    Just got home to find a letter from the German Tax people saying they had "initiated criminal proceedings involving a fiscal offence, summons for being questioned as an accused." WTF ! They mention the year 2007. I did a short term contract in Munich - just under 5 months. I stayed at hotels...

    Started by yakkers, 2nd November 2012 17:41
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    8th May 2015 11:07 Go to last post

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