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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: 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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  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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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  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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  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. Professional indemnity insurance - made a claim?

    Out of interest, has anyone here ever had to actually make a claim on their professional indemnity insurance? Most of us here seem to have to purchase it because the contract and agency require it, but has anyone actually ever had to use it?

    Started by tl97, 15th February 2017 10:58
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    25th February 2017 20:45 Go to last post
  2. start new limited company

    H i There, I may start my contract work next week very first time and need to set up ltd company, 1) How long does it take to start up a company? 2) In case of not go ahead with my contract can I still keep my company open and file returns by myself. 3) Before my first pay in two weeks can...

    Started by sky, 24th February 2017 18:32
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    25th February 2017 16:39 Go to last post
  3. Increasingly frustrated with IPSE

    So here we are. Possibly the most badly thought out, badly managed legislation ever implemented by HMRC (even including the initial IR35 all those years ago). Also, potentially one of the most catastrophic for the industry. We've widespread confusion, and apathy across the board from clients,...

    Started by psychocandy, 24th February 2017 07:18
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  4. Unhappy Software Supplier calculates support costs incorrectly - charging VAT on VAT

    I'm disputing an annual invoice for software maintenance - it's the first one I've received, and I reckon they've overcharged me, so I disputed it. The annual charge for Support is 22% of the purchase cost of the software, and here's how they work it out: 1. Add VAT to the Purchase Cost 2....

    Started by metageek, 20th February 2017 17:30
    invoice mistake, software support, vat
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  5. Umbrella or limited company

    I am currently using an umbrella scheme for my contract through a non public sector employer. Is it still worth switching to a limited company with all the IR35 changes happening?

    Started by jamesearljones, 17th February 2017 11:09
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  6. umbrella vs consultancy - T&S expenses

    I'm very pissed off that my other thread about the definition of an "employment intermediary" was locked. Yes, I missed one sentence from the Crunch article about off-payroll, but that does not mean it was a troll topic. The question is "How can a consultancy firm deduct employee T&S as a...

    Started by breaktwister, 24th February 2017 11:13
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    24th February 2017 13:22 Go to last post
  7. struggling with definition of "employment intermediary"

    This question is mainly around what constitutes an "employment intermediary" for purposes of T&S. This article from Crunch indicates that many traditional businesses that would not consider themselves to be "employment intermediaries" are unwittingly caught by the wide definition: ...

    Started by breaktwister, 24th February 2017 09:44
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    24th February 2017 10:11 Go to last post
  8. Per Diem as an expense?

    My current client pays a per diem allowance (40 / day) Can I claim this as an expense - ie. not included in company profits and therefore not subject to corporation tax?

    Started by genius, 16th February 2017 18:50
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  9. AAT small business finance course or similar

    Does anyone do their own accounts? I use FreeAgent and have an accountant however when thinking about what they do is extracting the data from FreeAgent which I populate and complete vat and Corp tax bills. Of course there must be a lot more in the background done by the accountant however I...

    Started by bigbobj, 23rd February 2017 08:41
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  10. FreeAgent & billing expenses

    Question for FA users - I've got to bill some expenses to a client. I see that FA has a "re-bill" option when entering expenses, which you can then add to an invoice with the 'Add Unbilled Expenses' feature. But, the FA support article indicates that each expense is added as a 'one line per...

    Started by Spoiler, 22nd February 2017 08:32
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    23rd February 2017 11:45 Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. Expenses when Inside IR35

    Now don't read anything into this - I've canned my PS role.... However, doesn't mean Im going to turn down a different one. It all depends. After all with this retrospective risk is removed. So, before April 2017, what expenses can you claim? Can you claim travel? Or are you just given the...

    Started by psychocandy, 23rd February 2017 10:21
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  13. Claiming VAT on Fuel

    Been pondering this because of the upcoming VAT changes. Currently I claim 45p per mile for the first 10,000 business miles. I actually don't do many business miles but I do a lot of personal mileage. So, my question is this. When claiming VAT on fuel, can I literally just claim VAT every...

    Started by Pip in a Poke, 22nd February 2017 09:31
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  14. Lightbulb Closing down company soon, need to purchase a new laptop

    I'm planning on shutting down my company shortly - maybe in the next couple of months. The company currently owns a laptop purchased around four years ago which is on its last legs. Would it be frowned upon purchasing another through the company just before shutting down? I would end up selling...

    Started by turbo, 22nd February 2017 15:15
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    22nd February 2017 15:24 Go to last post
  15. Question CashPlus ok(with employers) for Financial Services contractors?

    Wonder if you guys could comment on whether the stigma attached to CashPlus (mostly used by people fallen on hard times:violin: or cash intentive/ high transaction count businesses) is too much for Financial Services firms to deal with? Perhaps they will refuse to pay since its not a real bank...

    Started by kumarz, 22nd February 2017 09:24
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    bank account, banking, financial services
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  16. Allowable expenses advice

    Hello House, I would appreciate some help here please regarding travel expenses. Am just about starting my first contract being a permie all these while. The job is in London and my company house/home is in Edinburgh so I shall be coming travel back to Edinburgh every weekend. I just...

    Started by Donvigeo, 21st February 2017 23:07
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    22nd February 2017 11:39 Go to last post
  17. Funding a house purchase

    ... awaiting accountants response so thought I would post in here for the consensus view...! So I am looking to buy a house, and I have X amount of money for the deposit. The money sits in my business account, and is what I consider "separate" from the company money. What I mean by that is all...

    Started by blueislander, 20th February 2017 14:25
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  18. Closing Ltd - Terminal Loss Relief

    I'm closing my Ltd next month - one man band contractor, no accountant, trading 10 years. Current year - income minimal, salary paid out of retained profits so a loss for the year of about 10K Previous 3 years paid small salary and then pension contributions so Corporation tax was only a few...

    Started by ctdctd, 21st February 2017 13:04
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    21st February 2017 14:16 Go to last post
  19. Expenses

    Hi there everyone Apologies if this question has been asked to death, I imagine so anyway but I wanted to get a view on a few things if thats ok. I have joined a company as an IT contractor and it now a month in. I have an accountant, a registered ltd company and also VAT registered and bank...

    Started by alitech, 16th February 2017 14:47
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  20. Lump sum in ltd company and investing in property

    Hi, I have 100k+ in a limited company that I use for my contracting work. As we all know money in business accounts earns virtually no interest. I want to invest the money in a property based on the following assumptions:- - I need to lend some money to the company to purchase the property...

    Started by mekondelta, 5th August 2015 05:58
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