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

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Share Investment, Discussion & Tips

    I guess a few of us on here have a more than casual interest in the stock market, I have a few quid in the banks as I still think they are massively undervalued long term, but I like what I am hearing from US Oil & Gas PLC (USOP), not openly traded as they are on GXG but a solid investment recently...

    Started by SimonMac, 11th July 2012 15:18
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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: 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. NI Calculations

    I know NI is a little different to tax calculations isn't it? With tax if you pay too much one week/month then it generally levels out next time - so you still pay the same over the year. Isnt NI different? i.e. based on that particular week/month and no levelling out? On this basis, what...

    Started by psychocandy, 26th May 2017 07:26
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  2. Taking a contract inside IR35

    Thought I'd start a new thread on this as it's technically a different question to my original one about asking questions regarding working practices at interviews. So, I had a telephone interview for a three month role that outlined the contract is sickness cover for long term sick and that...

    Started by groovybeetlecar, 25th May 2017 15:13
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  3. New supercard is out (perfect for overseas purchases)

    The new http://supercard.io app is available in the apple app store from which you can apply for a new card. One benefit over the previous one is that its now using Mastercard exchange rates rather than visa ones... (they are a little better but not much) Downside is that ATM transactions are...

    Started by eek, 14th June 2016 07:44
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  4. flat rate scheme for mixed businesses

    hi im a contractor in IT but am moving into online retail as well as another way of investing. I understand that companies can have multiple SIC codes allowing me to use the same company to do this, but how would this work with flat rate vat? retail has 7.5% or so and IT has 14.5, and now i...

    Started by bluepeter, 24th May 2017 23:46
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    25th May 2017 08:10 Go to last post
  5. Interest on private loan

    Long time no post - I'm temporarily a permie :) ...however, recalling what a helpful bunch you all are I thought I'd chance asking this here. I wish to lend my partner money to buy her house outright that she'll then rent out. To do so I intend to take a repayment mortgage against my...

    Started by Olly, 25th May 2017 07:25
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  6. 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, 21st May 2017 00:33
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    25th May 2017 07:48 Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. Net pay while working in Switzerland

    Hi guys, I may have an offer to working in Switzerland and I have been offered a rate of 800 CHF per day. I will be working one day from UK. Is this a good rate? Agency had got me in touch with a company and they have told me that I will be retaining about 67-69% of that. is that reasonable? ...

    Started by punjabilad, 24th May 2017 09:34
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  9. Swiss bank / German resident

    Anyone know of such an account but also offers the funds to be held in Euros?

    Started by scooterscot, 24th May 2017 14:05
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  10. IR35 queries

    Hi guys, Please can you help me whether these are potential issues are not AFA IR35 is concerned: 1. Have an offer in Scotland where my contract will be with the product vendor and I will be working at their client site. Vendor is willing to arrange for my flight+Hotel arrangements. Does this...

    Started by punjabilad, 24th May 2017 09:24
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  11. 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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  12. Working from the US on a spousal Visa

    Hi, I am currently 6 months into a 24 month contract with a client and my wife's work (permanent) have asked her to do an 18-month secondment in the US. As part of this I would get a spousal (non-working) visa for the US. My client is happy for me to work remotely as it is a global project,...

    Started by stirlingblue, 23rd May 2017 09:33
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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