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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 20:54
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    advice, pensions
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  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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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  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 12:33
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    belgium, umbrella company, umbrella recommendations
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  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 07:38
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  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 10:32
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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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  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 14:58
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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. Take home pay

    Hi all, some advice needed please. I've not been contracting for long & so far there's been no problems and the umbrella company I use (wrongly or rightly) have generally been ok up until last week. I have started a new contract on weekly pay, whereas my previous one was monthly and since...

    Started by ric_77, 21st November 2007 09:22
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  2. Double Taxation Treaties ...

    What does the panel think of the following situation ? Supposing that having been resident and domiciled in the UK , and having worked from this Tax year in the UK one leaves the UK to commence a contract in Belgium at the start of December - in Belgium the contract is via a Managment Agency...

    Started by AlfredJPruffock, 20th November 2007 10:12
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    20th November 2007 14:14 Go to last post
  3. Are my assumptions correct

    Hello a newbie here, currently considering setting up my own ltd after beeing permie (but a consultant) for far too long. Trying to get a good understanding of tax implecations, etc but the results seem a little disappointing. Here go's please correct me if I'm wrong Assume I raise 100000...

    Started by Xyphod, 16th November 2007 19:16
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  4. Giant getaway

    I just recived an email from Giant so say their dispensation has been increased to double what it used to be now 36! THis makes me laugh as their portals don't allow you to claim exactly what you spent, your only option s to claim the full day's flat rate, meaning you are then ment to fill out...

    Started by damo111176, 20th November 2007 07:03
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    20th November 2007 09:50 Go to last post
  5. Slight invoicing tally issue

    A few weeks back I submitted a timesheet for 37.5 hours (which was correct) but had left 0.5 hour off the total for one of the days. Such that if you added the total hours for the week from the day total it came out as 37.0 hours. I missed this (teach me to rush) although I usually double-check...

    Started by Dark Black, 19th November 2007 11:55
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    20th November 2007 09:15 Go to last post
  6. VAT Fixed Rate Category

    I gave up programming and I'm contracting as a Quant instead. Does this mean I can pay less VAT as a financial service instead of computer software person? How would I go about changing it?

    Started by hugebrain, 19th November 2007 13:08
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    19th November 2007 21:59 Go to last post
  7. No Longer Limited

    How do they pay a higher after-tax rate than other umbrellas? Are they dodgy?

    Started by beaker, 19th November 2007 16:20
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  8. Employer's NIC

    Why do I need to pay employer's NIC when contracting through an umbrella? Surely the Umbrella company is my employer and is responsible for paying this...?

    Started by beaker, 19th November 2007 15:16
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  9. Caught by IR35

    If your contract means your caught be IR35 am I correct in thinking that creating your own Ltd company would be a false economy? I base this on Accountant fees, Insurances, Company set-up fees etc. Whereas you just pay your brolley x amount and there is no savings as you would be paying PAYE in...

    Started by Mr Maginka, 19th November 2007 15:08
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  10. Can I buy and company rent from myself?

    Aside from the possible bad timing (top of market?), could I buy a flat near my gig, then use the company to rent it from me on a market rent?

    Started by johhnysalad, 16th November 2007 18:38
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  11. NI refund

    Quick question ... I used to be with Giant Powerhouse, during that time I over paid NI. I have received a refund of employee's NI from HMRC. They said Employer's NI will be refunded too. However Giant say because Powerhouse stopped in April (due to MSC laws) they will not receive the refund (as...

    Started by Lewis, 19th October 2007 10:06
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  12. Corp Short Return Again Error Or Is The Right

    I was asked to produce accounts for peiriod 26 Mar 2006 to 30 Mar 2007, my accounts my accountant did reflect those dates. However the Corp short return that was done states the period to be 01 Apri 2006 to 30 March 2007. Would you expect them to round the date up on the short return from the 26...

    Started by MobileCheese, 17th November 2007 11:25
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  13. Contract already "passed" B&C, should I get QDOS to look into?

    My next contract passed a B&C check by another contractor back in early October (I've seen details of the review), but I'm wondering if I should get QDOS to also take a look into it. I have in the back of my mind something about a freelancer being required "Under IR35, freelancers need to have...

    Started by johhnysalad, 18th November 2007 18:47
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  14. employing spouse

    Hi all, I'm new to this contracting game, and I'm sure this has been asked lots of times before, but can anyone give me a list of pro's and cons of putting my spouse on the payroll ? Thanks Paul

    Started by ripg1011, 19th November 2007 06:11
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  15. Fairly urgent umbrella/Limited Co advice required

    Hello all. I really need to act on my problem tomorrow so I would need a bit of advice tonight if possible. ----------------- I've done freelance IT work off my own back within the last year from my flat, but 4 weeks ago I tried doing some contractor work for a company in London (6 weeks...

    Started by richieboy, 12th November 2007 19:24
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  16. Spawning another company

    I'd like to start investing in land and property, possibly buy to let. Can I set up a new company for this purpose and use the profit in MyCo to invest in that company thus avoiding corporation tax ? For example, can I set up MyCo2 a week before the first anniversary of MyCo and then invest...

    Started by Company Man, 11th November 2007 21:18
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  17. Umbrella

    Anyone recommend an umbrella or other method of working on a contract until the end of March 2007, when then I'll use a ltd? I am currently paying 40% being a permie and dont mind going PAYE for a few months.

    Started by weboo, 16th November 2007 13:39
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    18th November 2007 10:48 Go to last post
  18. Poor credit means I cant get business account

    Hi, After years of running my small business (into the ground :grin), I have recently decided to repent and become an IT contractor. I have set up my Ltd co. However, I have poor personal credit from my previous life (50K owed on credit cards + defaults), and it appears that the high street...

    Started by puterDude, 18th November 2007 04:20
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  19. Registering Trademark Under Your Own Name

    Hello, I have set up limited company to run my internet service based business. I would like to register the name of the service as the trademark. I want to keep the company small, with no employees etc. I am the only one director. Therefore I would prefer to register the trademark under my own...

    Started by Martin, 16th November 2007 11:58
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    16th November 2007 12:30 Go to last post
  20. Closing Company after 5 months contracting

    Dear all, Can someone please guide me in closing ltd company? I opened ltd company in Mar 2007 when I got contracting role, after 5 months I moved into permanent role. Meanwhile I register my company with HMRC and now I would like to close it. Am I in fear to get caught in IR35 , do I need to...

    Started by yag, 14th November 2007 11:11
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    16th November 2007 11:16 Go to last post

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