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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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    12th October 2017 23:59 Go to last post
  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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    8th October 2017 13:07 Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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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  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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  1. Contracting in Germany - 5 Months

    Hi I have been offered a contract in Germany for a initial 5 months duration. I intend to travel from UK on Monday morning and return back on Thursday evening. The current contract flow is as follows My UK ltd company -> UK Agency->Germany AGency->German Consulting Company->End Client.

    Started by silentbull, 16th October 2017 15:04
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    16th October 2017 15:37 Go to last post
  2. Arctic Systems - how did they get on at each level?

    Currently now to fight HMRC you have to go to FTTT, UTTT, Court of appeal and Supreme court. What levels did Arctic Systems go to? And how did they get on at each level? Thx

    Started by BrilloPad, 15th October 2017 18:17
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  3. Did I miss something on Entrepreneurs Relief?

    Government to drum up 1.5bn by clamping down on tax breaks for entrepreneurs | Is there another change to ER in the pipeline?

    Started by ChimpMaster, 27th June 2017 12:31
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  4. VAT Reverse Charge on sales to EC country

    Hello Anyone got direct experience with VAT Reverse Charge and sales to EC countries? Just trying to get me head round it :D On regular VAT calculation (not Flat Rate VAT) Understanding the VAT reverse charge is essential for businesses buying and selling goods or services cross-border...

    Started by richy, 14th October 2017 18:22
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    16th October 2017 11:30 Go to last post
  5. Basic Expenses question

    Can someone settle an argument for me please? Myself and a colleague are disagreeing on something Scenario: - we are both IT contractors using our own Ltd companies - we are both on short term (3-6 month contracts) that regularly get renewed - we both work 2 days in our home (home office) -...

    Started by Syrinx, 13th October 2017 19:12
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  6. SJD Accountancy - returning to quality service standards?

    We've seen a lot of criticism about SJD accountancy recently. But have they turned the corner? If you look at trustpilot, they had some shocking reviews, but in the last month, they've had 47 consecutive four or five star reviews!! Time to re-evaluate and give them another chance? ...

    Started by northernladyuk, 11th October 2017 14:07
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  7. Me loaning money to LTD CO

    Hello I'm buying things on my personal debit card for the biz this year, but LTD CO won't be profitable for sales until next year. How best to structure this on LTD CO accounts? I was thinking just a list of what is owed, yet to be reimbursed. Alternatively, I could write up 50,000 loan...

    Started by richy, 8th July 2017 00:15
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  8. VAT Exemption First Year

    Hello Friends, I am company secretary and looking for advantages that HMRC offers to business in their first year of trading. I know that on VAT new business is charged 1% less, Any other similar benefits that you can think of. Thanks in advance.

    Started by AmritSktulipij, 13th October 2017 21:06
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    14th October 2017 08:58 Go to last post
  9. Day Rate

    Hi all, first time poster with only 1 contract under my belt. I've a quick question, I was hoping to get some thoughts on. If I was to accept a day rate less than what I normally charge (have charged for first contract role) could subsequent employers only pay me my last day rate? Thanks,...

    Started by Blackbeard, 12th October 2017 16:15
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  10. Chasing money for a contract

    I have seen a couple of threads previously that recommend a company who can help contractors chase for pay they are owed. I have tried the search function but cannot seem to find the threads in question. Can anybody point me in the direction of the company that has been recommended please? ...

    Started by WalterWhite, 13th October 2017 13:54
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    13th October 2017 18:32 Go to last post
  11. 100% BTL Mortgage

    Do they still exist? Have a property with a mortgage LTV at about 70%, its let out at the moment and now things have settled with a new tenant Id like to remortgage. NatWest who all my other accounts are with are happy to give me a BTL Mortgage up to about 75% no qualms. However what...

    Started by SimonMac, 8th October 2017 19:19
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  12. Short term contract in Ireland - insurance?

    I've been offered a 3 months contract in Ireland, however it stipulates that my levels of insurance need to be 13m for employers liability and 6.5m for public liability. These seem to be fairly standard (although high ones) in Ireland, but no Irish insurer wants to provide for UK domiciled...

    Started by DLAC, 12th October 2017 14:21
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  13. Limited company - company pension?

    I am a contractor working through my limited company. I wonder if there is a way to have my company make, and expense, pension contributions - vs. me withdrawing dividends and making pension contributions out of my after-tax personal income. Can anyone advise? Thank you. PS. The "financial...

    Started by demyan1, 2nd January 2017 13:04
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  14. Pension contributions from employer

    I work as a contractor through a limited company. Myself and my wife are directors and each of us have 50% shareholding. Both of us are employees of the company as well. I'm planning to enrol for workplace pensions. We are planning to contribute about 1% of salary as employee contribution. As for...

    Started by suresh505, 30th September 2017 18:56
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  15. Directors and Officers Insurance

    Would anyone be able to clarify when I might need Directors & Officers Insurance? This doesn't appear to be a common "thing" for contractors but I'm not entirely clear why (just because it's a tiny company, it's still a company....) Under what circumstances might a client be able / willing to...

    Started by supersteamer, 11th October 2017 20:12
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  16. Redundancy

    Hello Friends, I started contracting this year in March and my first one year contract ended prematurely in September. I could not find a new contract in last two months. I have no option but to go for Perm position. I was thinking if my business has to close down, Can I pay redundancy to...

    Started by Nishant, 10th October 2017 23:51
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  17. How long to wait for company accounts from accountant

    How long would you normally consider an acceptable time to wait for company accounts from your accountant? My LTD's year end is April and generally I've received the accounts within a couple of months, and often within a month of submitting any final paperwork. However the last couple of...

    Started by Dark Black, 9th October 2017 10:31
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  18. HMRC Online services down since yesterday

    I can't access any login pages on the HMRC website since yesterday evening. This is really bad as I meant to pay my corp tax and submit my CO tax return and companies house filing by today I wish I had not left it so late :mad: Will both parties waive their penalties due to their website...

    Started by css_jay99, 30th September 2017 09:38
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  19. Legal options for accountant missing EOY filing

    Hi all, I changed accountants at the point I completed exactly 1 year of trading. My previous accountant agreed in writing that they would do the end of year accounts for me. They tend to leave EOY accounts for 9 months so that they file and submit close to the deadline. However, I suspect as I...

    Started by bazinga, 11th October 2017 09:30
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  20. IR35 Forum - July minutes

    Minutes from the July IR35 forum can be found here. Some interesting things in there, including: "HMRC has seen no evidence of significant impact on attrition rates of contractors working in the public sector." "Concern that some agencies were reverting to paying the workers as sole...

    Started by TheFaQQer, 26th September 2017 10:21
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