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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 21:54
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    advice, pensions
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    18th March 2017 05:31 Go to last post
  2. 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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    11th March 2017 13:34 Go to last post
  3. 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 13:33
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    belgium, umbrella company, umbrella recommendations
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    10th March 2017 13:28 Go to last post
  4. 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 08:38
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    21st January 2017 08:38 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 11:32
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  6. 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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    29th June 2016 13:58 Go to last post
  7. 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 15:58
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    13th May 2016 15:12 Go to last post
  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 15:42
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  1. Working through UK Ltd, resident in France, client in UK/USA

    Hi All I have a friend that is in a bit of a pickle. He's on a very decent rate, but has been 'advised' all sorts of 'advice' from his French accountant. Situation: UK national, resident in France (lived there for a few years now). Client is American company, invoices UK client's...

    Started by PharmaContractor, 17th March 2017 21:57
    accountant, company, france, tax
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    18th March 2017 19:11 Go to last post
  2. Newbie 6months contract Umbrella vs Ltd

    Hi there, I'm about to start a contract role shortly. And I was thinking of going the umbrella route for two reasons. Which is because I will only do the contract role for a maximum of 6 months. After that I'm planning to leave the UK for another European country. Second which I'm still...

    Started by polagon, 28th February 2017 11:23
    ir35, limited, public sector, umbrella
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    17th March 2017 14:06 Go to last post
  3. Wife going contracting as well

    Hi, Im an IT contractor and my wife is now going contracting in Accountancy. She's won a 4 month contract and we are going through process of getting the ltd company created et al. She wants to do her own accounting and she is happy to learn as she goes by looking at how my accountant...

    Started by eldy, 15th March 2017 23:02
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    17th March 2017 10:39 Go to last post
  4. Expenses while working nomadically

    Hello All I'd appreciate anyone's knowledge of this, if you are familiar with accounting and HMRC rules. I was working from home, 37h per week on software projects. The only change I have is that I am now travelling (also connecting with various eCommerce and entrepreneurs) it is really...

    Started by richy, 13th March 2017 15:56
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    17th March 2017 08:22 Go to last post
  5. Touchstone Business Development

    Hi Has anyone come across Touchstone before? I was approached by them with the following proposition... Most directors pay themselves via salary and dividends, resulting in high corporation and dividend tax bills, with no funds being used to benefit the future trade of their business. We...

    Started by LondonPM, 13th January 2017 15:38
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    16th March 2017 22:29 Go to last post
  6. Poll Poll: Are you going to move off the FRS?

    Are you going to move off the FRS?

    Started by Untouchable1, 12th March 2017 21:25
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    16th March 2017 19:20 Go to last post
  7. Red face Tax advantages of personal Vs company contribution to pension

    Hi. Apologies for long post. So this was pretty well covered here though governments will meedle so times have changed. Notably taxes on divs. Having made a company contribution to my sipp what I'm trying to work out is whether to make a personal contribution to same up to the amount of my...

    Started by MrC, 14th March 2017 18:20
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    16th March 2017 13:09 Go to last post
  8. EV Company Car

    Thoughts on getting an electric vehicle as a company car? Am at the point where I've maxed my dividends already for the current tax year, so aside from pension contributions, looking for other productive ways of using the money accumulating in the company accounts (as well as reducing CT...

    Started by Willapp, 2nd December 2015 09:34
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    16th March 2017 07:59 Go to last post
  9. Billing my overseas client from outside UK...Tax free country

    Hi All, I am working from Home. I am moving to a Mexican client next month. I have a limited company in UK at the moment and billing agency/client via this limited company. My question is - why do I have to bill my agency/ client via a UK based Limited Company? Can I not open a company in one...

    Started by NoviceContractor, 14th March 2017 00:45
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    15th March 2017 19:45 Go to last post
  10. Contractor Mortgages - When not in a contract

    Hi Guys, To cut a long story short my partner has decided she no longer wants to be in a relationship with me so has packed her bags and headed to her parents. We are currently in the process of coming to an arrangement of what she wants cash wise to hand the equity in the house over to me,...

    Started by eddie1507, 10th March 2017 08:23
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    15th March 2017 17:37 Go to last post
  11. NI Raise to be scrapped..

    Plan to increase National Insurance scrapped - BBC News More info will appear shortly one would presume. Not a major thing in the grand scheme of things but every little helps. (until they take it by other means..)

    Started by 225c, 15th March 2017 11:50
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  12. contract review service (not purely IR35 focused)?

    Hi all, I'm a PS contractor and just got offered a new contract by the agency I'm currently working through. I'm looking for someone with a legal background to review it. It should not be purely IR35 focused but also covering the points I should consider before I enter into the contract...

    Started by jackthe1, 14th March 2017 15:37
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    15th March 2017 16:29 Go to last post
  13. new to contracting, need some advice please

    Hi All I have recently been put forward for some contract roles through a recruitment agency. The agency have asked me to inquire about either setting up a limited company or using an umbrella company. Last night i phoned a company called Compare the Umbrella (comparetheumbrella.co.uk). They...

    Started by pabs, 10th March 2017 23:17
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    limited company, umbrella
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    15th March 2017 11:49 Go to last post
  14. ClearSky errors and customer service.

    I thought the forums would appreciate an update, I recently had an huge issue with ClearSky (see link below) http://forums.contractoruk.com/accounting-legal/118084-clearsky-liabilities-shock-poor-advice.html I had figures through that came as a massive shock, I was told I owed a large amount of...

    Started by contractUKonline, 11th March 2017 16:17
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    14th March 2017 21:38 Go to last post
  15. VAT Flat Rate Scheme Update

    Hey kids. HMRC have updated their guidance around the Flat Rate Changes. As I'm such a nice chap, I've cut and pasted the relevant sections: Nothing more than clarification really.

    Started by Alan @ BroomeAffinity, 28th February 2017 16:15
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    14th March 2017 08:48 Go to last post
  16. Forming company & business bank before choosing an accountant?

    Hi CUK - Having permd for 20 years plus, I've decided to take the plunge into contracting. The choice is endless. Do I focus on just getting the company formed and setting up a Business Bank account? Or, do I just take the plunge tomorrow with any accountancy firm? My head is currently...

    Started by MrBrown, 13th March 2017 00:03
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    14th March 2017 06:37 Go to last post
  17. End of year planning tips

    Hi All, New to the community and after years of using a contractor specialist (who I wont name), I have decided to take care of all my tax and accounting affairs to see how complicated it can be. My year end is aligned with the financial year and I was just wondering if there were any...

    Started by dotcom12, 13th March 2017 20:54
    contractor, end of year, limited, ltd company, planning
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    14th March 2017 00:38 Go to last post
  18. Why does Company account comes 1st before tax computation on HMRC online?

    When filing company returns on the HMRC site why is it that the company accounts section which requires tax figure for P&L has to be filled out before you get to the tax computation part?

    Started by css_jay99, 13th March 2017 16:45
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    13th March 2017 16:45 Go to last post
  19. Moved: Best Option for 1 day/week public sector contract

    Started by orie1925, 13th March 2017 16:14
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  20. Contractor mortgages

    Looking to remortgage based on my own contractor income, went to current one (Barclays) who only looked at my self assessment income which was low last year as I retain profits for warchest and split divvies. So they couldn't loan me what I need. Is there a bank/company that will lend based...

    Started by Unix, 26th April 2016 14:13
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    13th March 2017 15:57 Go to last post

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