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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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    15th August 2018 09:17 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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    13th August 2018 07:40 Go to last post
  3. 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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    8th August 2018 11:33 Go to last post
  4. 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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    11th July 2018 20:48 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: Why you need a written contract

    Would never have agreed to half payment; full payment or court action. OP, you might want to watch this. qh

    Started by quackhandle, 1st June 2018 15:04
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    4th June 2018 14:46 Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Working In Europe - A Brief Guide

    I can use my UK Personal Service Company when working overseas. Whilst it is possible, in most European Countries it is inadvisable, as the use of a UK Personal Service Company does not offer the benefits that the company would enjoy for UK Assignments. There are many issues to consider,...

    Started by Sue at IPAYE, 1st December 2017 12:28
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    6th December 2017 10:36 Go to last post
  9. 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. New Accountant - advises against income splitting

    Hi Just binned my old accountant for a new one. The new one have advised me against paying my wife a salary something which my old accountant advised me to do. Any advice? or Thoughts? thanks

    Started by redman, 11th August 2018 15:27
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  2. Angry Paystream - Company closure

    I was contracting at end clients using my limited company but I have now changed jobs and I'm being paid under PAYE through the recruitment company. My limited company was managed by PAYSTREAM (they charged me 180 a month for them doing very little )I was told it costs 300 to close my limited...

    Started by new2contract, 8th August 2018 11:33
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  3. IR35, applicability

    I work in IT permanent staff with a company for many years. A significant portion of the business is being sold and staff tuped. I am retiring prior to the tupe. There has been a discussion about me contracting in the future, perhaps near future. I am likely to fall inside IR35? I have never...

    Started by Joeo, 16th August 2018 13:00
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  4. Hiring a subcontractor in the EuroZone

    I am looking to hire a subcontractor for some freelance work. He's from Italy but moving to France and is confused about his tax requirements. I know it isn't my problem but I thought I'd ask to help him out. Anyone got any pertinent experience? He is likely to be working a fair amount but still...

    Started by d000hg, 14th August 2018 15:08
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    16th August 2018 19:12 Go to last post
  5. Expenses for private sector ir35

    Hi, I understand expenses cannot be claimed as tax deductible for public sector ir35, is this the same for private sector? I'm considering a temporary contract which will incur significant unavoidable expenses (travel, subsistence, accommodation) as it's a long way from my home, probably about...

    Started by chomps, 16th August 2018 12:52
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    16th August 2018 14:01 Go to last post
  6. Does PAYE allow for correction of accidental errors by the payroll dept?

    Hello, A bit of background info; I'm a contractor working through an agency, and they pay an umbrella company. I'm an employee of the umbrella. The umbrella payroll dept made a mistake. They've put a number of weeks though in one tax week so the paycheque is smaller than it should be...

    Started by killingtime, 14th August 2018 21:28
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    16th August 2018 13:01 Go to last post
  7. Income from rent and loss

    I bought a flat in February as an investment. As a result I spent some money to make it and renovate it. However I couldnt rent it out before tax year's end. When I fill SA form I will only list the expenses.which will result in a loss. This year I will be in profit. Can I do something with the...

    Started by pscont, 13th August 2018 15:04
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    14th August 2018 15:00 Go to last post
  8. Oursourcing training and admin to an EU foreign country business

    Hello, I want to hire/outsource to a foreign self employed person with their business registered in a EU country and the person doing the work from their country. I want the person to help my LTD with some training and some admin work. I am wondering now when I pay for such services to my LTD...

    Started by twickenkam, 14th August 2018 13:05
    outsourcing, tax
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    14th August 2018 13:05 Go to last post
  9. Contract clause re: Employment Business right to audit for 6 years after contract!

    Hi all, looking for some thoughts on this please. I've searched and found one relevant previous thread https://forums.contractoruk.com/business-contracts/123782-un-usual-clauses.html but it was a year ago and it didn't have a lot of discussion about the audit clause in particular. The clause...

    Started by Glencky, 9th August 2018 14:53
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  10. Talking Agency Paid Me Twice

    . Checking the agency's web portal I notice my due payment is incorrect because the VAT is not there (so it's 20% less than it should be). I notify the agency that the wrong value shows up on their system. Agency asks to provide a VAT certificate and I adhere. Agency notifies me that the...

    Started by Syd, 11th August 2018 20:54
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    13th August 2018 13:46 Go to last post
  11. Company Credit Cards

    Are they worth it? Almost all of the purchases I make for MyCo use the standard debit card, can it be better to use a credit card? Personally I use a credit card where ever possible 1) for the protection it offers 2) the points. I assume the first is moot for a business card as the protections...

    Started by SimonMac, 30th July 2018 15:01
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    13th August 2018 13:33 Go to last post
  12. Buying Crypto from Limited Company Account

    Hi All, Need your expert views: I am a contractor and have limited company. I invested significant money in following manner from business bank account and want to know how it will be treated. 1) Invested around 15K directly from business bank account into Crypto account 2) Invested...

    Started by HKM, 12th August 2018 12:06
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    bitcoin, crypto, virtual currency
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    HKM
    12th August 2018 17:33 Go to last post
  13. Non Resident paying CGT in UK

    Hello fellow contractors :) I am new to this forum, although have been reading for quite a while. I am at the moment thinking of closing down a company, will obviously try to use the tax advisor as well, but wanted to get my head around the topic myself beforehand I was contracting in IT using...

    Started by xyzha, 11th August 2018 20:52
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    11th August 2018 20:52 Go to last post
  14. Working/Sharing with family members (not spouse)

    Hey guys, i have some questions i couldn't find answers to on the forum that involves working with family members, where most articles talk about husband/wife arrangements. Please help. So my brother has a large income from contracting for several companies, while I on the other hand have very...

    Started by PeejeUK, 11th August 2018 13:46
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    11th August 2018 20:04 Go to last post
  15. Inside IR35 with retained loss

    I'm considering taking a contract that is inside IR35. I have a ltd company that has a retained loss from a previous financial year due to a creditor funding some legitimate R&D I did. Is it possible to offset the two? i.e. if the contract is 100k and the retained loss is 20k, can the IR35...

    Started by saxon1, 11th August 2018 09:43
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    11th August 2018 17:33 Go to last post
  16. Accountant repeatedly failed to fulfil duties

    I was paying an accountant for over a year to do the accounting for my limited company. It is my first time contracting and having a limited company, and during this time the accountant made several mistakes: failing to file VAT, PAYE, miscalculations in VAT payments and finally I just received a...

    Started by dmz, 2nd August 2018 12:20
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    10th August 2018 09:18 Go to last post
  17. Is VAT punitive for threshold contractors?

    Hi guys, I am an IT contractor working in London, my turnover is around 84K PA and I charge 450 per day. I can charge 550 per day however that would mean I would go over the threshold and bill after holidays and absences and downtime probably around 100K PA. Problem is, once you take off...

    Started by IlCrYpTeDaTa, 7th August 2018 10:10
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    9th August 2018 15:21 Go to last post
  18. Client threatening to withold money

    I have been working on a contract in an EU capitol. The job was full time for 2 months dropping to 3 days a week after 2 months for the rest of the year. This was sold as being located out of the UK with all expenses paid. Having been on the job for the 2 months full time the company announced that...

    Started by Kevin1908, 8th August 2018 16:20
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    9th August 2018 13:17 Go to last post
  19. Employing retired relative?

    I will have to fix a database with huge number of records largely by hand. I dont want to do this so I am thinking to employ a retired relative to do it. I will not have any tax benefit since they will have to pay personal tax on the salary (or rather HMRC will get what's theirs), but if I pay...

    Started by pscont, 8th August 2018 12:52
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    9th August 2018 08:22 Go to last post
  20. Useful Resource for Dealing with Late Payers

    A new site by Paul Maloney: https://overdue.work/ Handy for anybody dealing with slow-to-pay clients directly, or with a recalcitrant agency :)

    Started by NickFitz, 7th August 2018 12:16
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    8th August 2018 08:51 Go to last post

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