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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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    14th August 2017 08:14 Go to last post
  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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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. Take home pay from 300/day?

    Hi there, I am preparing for jumping into the cold water, meaning going from permanent to contracting. I've had an interview and I've got a good feeling that I will be able to get the contract, which pays 300/day. I currently have no experience with contracting, but I am planning to set up...

    Started by Braba, 1st August 2017 13:51
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  2. How was my day rate calculated??

    So, I'm about to start with with a public sector organisation. Private sector I'd charge 525pd, which was agreed. For background - I'm VAT registered, pay 16.5% corp tax. I know they have to deduct tax & NI 'at source', but the figure they've said they'll pay me is 463.11pd. Does anyone...

    Started by Talent Tom, 4th August 2017 17:08
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    9th August 2017 15:05 Go to last post
  3. Bank statement as proof of travel

    Hi all. I'm new here so please accept my apologies if this subject has been settled on here before. I'm a self employed public sector worker (limited company) and can claim travel against my tax. Now, I've been using my debit card to travel to and from work in London, using the station tap in...

    Started by DanAngell, 7th August 2017 16:27
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    9th August 2017 09:43 Go to last post
  4. Am I self-employed?

    Hi, I am filling out my self-assessment and it asks whether I am self-employed. I have set up a LTD company, of which I am the director. I was told by my accountant that I am technically an employee of my own LTD company, and not self-employed. Does this mean on my self-assessment form I...

    Started by faisal27, 13th June 2017 22:57
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  5. Ltd Company with 2 different activities

    Hi, I am an IT contractor working through my own ltd company. I'm thinking to invest in property soon and I wanted to do that through a ltd company. What I'm trying to figure out is if I can use my existing company for that or I need to set up a new one? The main reasons that I want to...

    Started by fotistso, 29th June 2017 10:12
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    8th August 2017 17:21 Go to last post
  6. Need good advice (tax advisor)

    Hi, can anybody help me to choose a trustworthy tax specialist. I have been filling my own tax returns now and now have tax bill over 130k. My accountant has been raided by HMRC and he has shut down. No contact for past three months. I have talk to HMRC and they want every penny of Tax...

    Started by SurajSingh, 8th August 2017 09:59
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    8th August 2017 16:58 Go to last post
  7. . . Germany - the taxman cometh

    Anyone done any contracting in the last few years while registered in Germany and perhaps hasn't declared the entire whack of gross income ? Used a management company maybe? You may be about to get busted. :( I know a few people who are on the wrong end of this right now. The Finanzamt is...

    Started by LegendsWear7, 9th December 2008 15:24
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  8. Apprentice levy - charged by umbrella?

    Im guessing its because, according to legislation, if your wage bill is over a certain amount? As an employee of the umbrella is this why your caught? Im guessing if you get a payroll provider to just do payroll then this would not apply? Since your psc does not have a wage bill of over...

    Started by psychocandy, 6th July 2017 10:13
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    8th August 2017 10:46 Go to last post
  9. LTD + SPV = what sort of accountant?

    Hi all, I'm just in the process of changing accountant. Looking for someone who is good to work with and charges a fair rate. I was considering Crunch or something online but after reading up on here it seems like they might not be up to anything complex like including a SPV within the...

    Started by bubbles, 7th August 2017 17:38
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    8th August 2017 10:34 Go to last post
  10. Angry Entrepreneurs tax relief when emigrating

    Hello All, thanks for the add. My partner took over running of electrical company in 2012 here in uk . All done very quickly as the former owner/MD was emigrating to Australia & his MBO had failed at the last minute. Cut a long story short my partner agreed to become new MD which allowed...

    Started by Geraldine, 6th August 2017 06:11
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    7th August 2017 12:34 Go to last post
  11. Noob, working in Ireland, worried about Irish taxation.

    Hello all, my first post and barely a week into contracting, so I'm new to this too. I'm an offshore oil worker, UK resident, with an umbrella company, recruiting company and the work providing company all in the UK. All the contracts are in the UK, and I thought I'd be working in the UK. I...

    Started by Any Guy, 5th August 2017 23:58
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    7th August 2017 08:41 Go to last post
  12. Whether to switch pension or not

    After reading lot of info here I understand SIPP with HL or II is a good option. But looking at my current pension growth would you consider switching? Current pension is with Standard Life Total contribution : 53,000 (since 2011) Current plan value: 75,000 Current Fund Name: Standard Life...

    Started by legal, 29th June 2017 08:46
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  13. QDOS accounting service

    Has anyone used this? Apparently they have software & assistants that classify all your business expenses/invoicing for you.

    Started by tiggat, 4th August 2017 10:34
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  14. Anyone used Begbies Traynor (AKA realbusinessrescue.co.uk) for liquidation?

    Our contracting business has to go into liquidation and we have been speaking with the above liquidators (called Insolvency Practitioners north of the border). Can't seem to find much about them online that doesn't originate with them...they are a huge company but have a local office. I like...

    Started by TheMrs, 6th August 2017 08:22
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  15. Remote contract for Irish (RoI) client

    Hello In a week or so I'll be starting a new contract with an Irish client based in Dublin. As the contract is for remote work I will remain based in the UK working from home. According to the UK based agent, they are happy that I use my UK Ltd but after six months require I work through a...

    Started by Scotchpie, 2nd August 2017 07:20
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  16. Legal Pension Payment to Temp Current Account ?

    Is it possible to make a pension payment to a personal/current account first whilst a decision is made as to where( in which pension wrapper and how) the money will be invested?

    Started by hgllgh, 1st August 2017 15:25
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  17. Agency asking for a 'declaration of compliance'

    My agency have asked me to sign this alongside my latest extension. I'm in the private sector. The contract terms and working practices have been assessed as outside IR35 by Qdos. Strictly speaking, 'the worker' doesn't receive any remuneration in consequence of providing the services (I...

    Started by Darkling, 1st August 2017 11:09
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  18. Moved: De Graaf/TwentyPlus/IOM DTA (Double Tax)

    Started by FloggingDolphin, 9th October 2008 09:01
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  19. Cool Help - Contract Cancellation Query

    Hi first time poster here Hope you can help. I was asked to propose for some work for a public sector organisation: - drew up & sent an outline - got an email confirming wish to progress - got an email confirming funding was in place - I sent Statement of Works & T&Cs which had an effective...

    Started by AliG999, 28th July 2017 17:00
    contract breach, legal
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    1st August 2017 15:57 Go to last post
  20. Insurance - what and how much ?

    Hi I have just setup a new Ltd company for my contract / consulting work. I am a technical PM / Consultant. At the moment It's just me + wife as directors/owners. Sometimes I outsource work to other contractors/consultants (app / web devs, devops, creative people) As I understand it I need...

    Started by woodyuk, 1st August 2017 11:02
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    1st August 2017 15:55 Go to last post

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