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

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  1. 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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    22nd May 2017 20:02 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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    15th May 2017 14:27 Go to last post
  3. 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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    12th May 2017 17:46 Go to last post
  4. 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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    28th April 2017 11:11 Go to last post
  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. 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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    19th May 2017 12:51 Go to last post
  2. 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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    18th May 2017 21:50 Go to last post
  3. 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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    18th May 2017 16:42 Go to last post
  4. Specialist Contractor Mortgage Brokers

    Just had a read through some of the other posts on the subject (very useful for a newbie like myself!), wanted to double check a couple things, and especially lean on any recent experience.. So new to contracting, current mortgage obtained while a permie. I actually got that mortgage through...

    Started by le3ky, 17th May 2017 12:39
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    17th May 2017 16:07 Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. Attending team builds / team leadership meetings

    About six months ago I started as a PM at a finance services firm. Central team of PMs and BAs, at least half are contractors. All farmed out to various projects. This company has an inordinate amount of team builds, offsides and team build / planning sessions. Both permie and contractor...

    Started by Artois, 15th May 2017 17:01
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    17th May 2017 13:40 Go to last post
  7. LSE listed ETFs hit by US dividend tax

    I hold ETFs in an investment account owned by my Ltd co. For some reason, this year my broker has started withholding full 30% of US taxes on dividends. This has never happened before, and I have always diligently filled in my W-8BEN-E. I have tried to get an answer from the broker, but pulling...

    Started by OneManBand, 15th May 2017 14:55
    investment, tax
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    17th May 2017 08:40 Go to last post
  8. 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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    16th May 2017 21:36 Go to last post
  9. For a struck off company - How long to keep documents?

    Having recently closed a Ltd company and had it officially struck off in March this year, I want to get rid of the pile of documents dating back to 2003. I reckon I can just burn all of it. The company has gone. Am I right?

    Started by Fred Bloggs, 15th May 2017 07:23
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    16th May 2017 19:47 Go to last post
  10. Section 660A - Changes on the horizon?

    Is anyone aware of what is happening with respect to Income Shifting legislation? My accountant has blogged about this recently but its unclear to me what is changing and when any changes may come into force. I've had a look in the links on the right but there doesn't appear to be anything...

    Started by Gomez, 15th May 2017 17:02
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    16th May 2017 13:36 Go to last post
  11. Contracting in Europe Netherlands/Belgium - NATO etc

    I have followed some of the threads for Netherlands/Belgium and understand that it is complex for tax (understatement). My question relates to expenses - hotel/travel etc. I understand there was a change in the UK to not allow any expenses.... making contracting beyond a reasonable commute as...

    Started by John Lane, 15th May 2017 15:57
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    16th May 2017 13:28 Go to last post
  12. Continue running company from abroad for one year before returning to UK

    Hi, I'm looking for advice on a situation I might be in from the end of his year, and have struggled to find much about this exact situation online. My partner is applying for a Master's course based in Italy, and if she gets it, we would like to move there for the duration of the course...

    Started by newcontractor08, 15th May 2017 07:13
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    16th May 2017 08:07 Go to last post
  13. Life insurance

    Hi, Just found out that one of my kids might need financial support for the rest of their life. Of course I'll happily provide but thinking about what happens if I die, my wife works in PS so doesn't earn a lot and I've got 4 kids, don't own a property and only a small war chest. I've got a...

    Started by VillageContractor, 12th May 2017 10:08
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  14. Jury service while benched

    Current gig ends tomorrow (Friday) and jury service starts on Monday. Can I still claim the 30-60/day from the court if benched? I won't be able to interview or give a start date to any new potential gigs during this time... I'm thinking along the lines of an average day rate based on last...

    Started by Jog On, 20th April 2017 13:11
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  15. Expensing a holiday

    In addition to being a contractor, i am also a freelance writer - short fiction, and the kind- all under the same Ltd company. i was wondering if i can expense a holiday - undertaken for research.

    Started by coolpixel, 10th May 2017 08:33
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  16. [Advise] Closing ltd co thread..

    Hello! I wanted some advice regarding closing the limited company I get a standoffish feeling from my accountant , so wanted to verify a few things. So my situation is as , i have about 50K pot in the company bank account. In Feb , I've moved to a permanent position. Hopefully in a couple of...

    Started by rickom, 12th May 2017 15:21
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    12th May 2017 19:27 Go to last post
  17. Pan European contracting from an Irish perspective

    I am currently tax resident in Ireland and have my own Ltd Company – however I have not been contracting for approximately the last 2 years. I am keen to enter the contracting market again and my skill set appears to be in demand in London, Dublin , Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam. Do any of you...

    Started by Boogie, 23rd April 2017 10:25
    european umbrella, revenue commissioners, structure
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    12th May 2017 15:37 Go to last post
  18. Childcare - paying when not getting salary

    Having recently done the whole ltd/salary/divs thing latest gig is inside IR35. So forced down the umbrella route. Ltd is still going but no income/salary etc. In this case, am I still allowed to pay childcare for myself from company? I guess I'm now employed by the umbrella but couldnt it be...

    Started by psychocandy, 12th May 2017 07:01
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  19. Bill of Exchange

    As a private consultant in the UK, a private client was billed for services rendered. I received the bill back from the client with a restricted endorsement stating that this act was recognised under UK and International Law.! Has anyone come across this before? Thanks Anthony

    Started by AnthonyHeston, 11th May 2017 19:03
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    12th May 2017 07:19 Go to last post
  20. Ltd Co shut down now what??

    Having retired I wound up my Ltd co a while ago as was not doing much business through it. Now a client of mine has engaged me for some one of project work worth c15k. Not sure I can be bothered with the hassle of opening a new Ltd co/bank account etc. Would it be best for me to do it as a sole...

    Started by richcat, 10th May 2017 15:26
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    11th May 2017 23:40 Go to last post

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