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

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  3. Debates on tax, IR35, T&S and the impending zombie apocalypse.

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  4. To discuss the changes to PS contracts that are due later this year.

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  1. 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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    6th February 2018 17:19 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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    30th January 2018 17:28 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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    25th January 2018 09:52 Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 13:28
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  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 15:42
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  8. 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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  1. Dip in Level of Service from Nixon Williams

    A lot of stuff coming from automated email accounts & still haven't been prodded for my 2016-2017 end of year accounts yet. Not so much of the personal touch anymore... Anyone else?

    Started by Pip in a Poke, 11th October 2017 14:07
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  2. Annual Investment Allowance

    I am totally confused maybe because of the word 'allowance; in Annual Investment Allowance. Essentially Im confused over how to show the purchase on computer equipment and office furniture in accounts and for Cort Tax return and calculation. Obviously it is a Limited Company and very small. I...

    Started by donna, Yesterday 12:16
    aia, capital
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  3. New client screening check - employee looking forms

    Hi, I have a conditional offer for a contract depending on some screening checks. The client is in the financial sector. The agent sent 3 documents to be filled in and signed, I have to deliver these by hand with identification - passport, utility bill, etc. All this is fine by me, my most...

    Started by bitsprint, Yesterday 17:10
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  4. IR35 Salary Calculations

    Apologies for the essay -- this has been going on a while now. I've been contracting for a few years, and I've been with the same accountant that whole time (one of the big contractor-specialist ones). I've also been with the same client, on a full-time basis, in a way which puts me well inside...

    Started by Torpendahl, 24th February 2018 12:53
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  5. US tax preparation a business expense?

    I'm a US citizen contracting in the UK the past two years through my own limited company, which has been the sources of all my earned income. All other income is below the US standard deduction. I expensed my US tax preparation fees last year to my limited company, but my accountant believes...

    Started by willmore, 21st February 2018 21:04
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  6. Withdraw from a contract

    Hello all, I am a newbie to contracting having worked in the IT as a permie for more than 15 years. And I need your expert advice before I embark on my new journey which I afraid didn't started on a right note:tired. I signed up a contract with a recruitment agency which is due to begin next...

    Started by sunny69, 23rd February 2018 05:57
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  7. Clearsky, Parasol, SJD & Nixon Williams (Optionis) For Sale at £300m !!

    This short article was published in The Sunday Times today. “Freelance firm in £300m sale - The private equity owner of Britain’s biggest accountancy firm for contract workers is weighing a sale or float. City sources said Sovereign Capital has appointed advisors from PwC to review...

    Started by Waldorf, 18th February 2018 22:10
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  8. Non UK company contract with a UK agency for work done outside of the UK

    Complicated subject line for complicated situation ;-) I am still UK resident but effectively out of the country since 4 month. I am about to take a contract via a UK agency. The client is in Canada, but the work is almost exclusively remote based (no need to register for residency or start...

    Started by Cari, 22nd February 2018 08:21
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  9. Guide to Expenses and Benefits 2018

    A little light reading - linky

    Started by TheFaQQer, 23rd February 2018 12:04
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    24th February 2018 09:27 Go to last post
  10. Part time contracting accountancy costs?

    Hi all, completely new to this and will spend time reading through the forum before I go asking my newbie questions but there is one question that doesn't appear to be in the Accountant recommendations sticky, that I would like to ask. Quick potted history first. I took VR and am now taking my...

    Started by downtheroad, 10th February 2018 11:46
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    23rd February 2018 23:55 Go to last post
  11. AWS VAT Registration

    I have a small AWS bill monthly to run some servers for some webservices. This is paid directly using the company card. I've just noticed that you can register your VAT details with AWS and they say they will no longer charge VAT to the invoices. Linky to AWS deets This seems weird as...

    Started by MrButton, 23rd February 2018 21:09
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  12. Basics please help a newbie

    Ok, so I'm trying to get my head around how contracting is better for tax but I think I may have confused myself figures might not be infinitley accurate.. Contract is 375 per day So after 11 months roughly 82500 If I take my tax free personal allowance Min salary 8500 Dividend 5000 ...

    Started by Goodbuddha, 23rd February 2018 13:16
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  13. Setting up a limited company for contract work

    Hello, This is my first post so I hope this is helps people who are in need of the same information. I am looking to set up a limited company. I have been offered a day rate of £120. To make the most from Tax and NI exemptions I have opted to set up a ltd company. Now for the figures I...

    Started by jrshubrook, 23rd February 2018 14:00
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    accountacy, contracting, tax
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  14. Mistakenly entered net wages instead of dividends in payment reference

    Hello, I recently transferred dividends from my business account to my personal account and by default 'Net Wages' is pre-filled (from last transaction) in the payment reference fields. I made the mistake of not changing this to 'Dividends'. The bank said they cannot change the reference line and...

    Started by cloud17, 21st February 2018 10:21
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  15. How to process payment of IR35 contracts

    Hi While I have found lots of information on ir35 rules I cannot find much on how to handle contracts inside ir35 through a limited company. In a nutshell does the company have to pay the extra NI/tax and still decide on salary/dividend split or does all the money earnt (or 95%) have to be...

    Started by rawcane, 20th February 2018 20:07
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    23rd February 2018 11:49 Go to last post
  16. Company address the same as trading address?

    Thank you for reading I would like to know if I could ask the company I am contracting for to have my LTD company address there, I would be happy to have my company address there even if they will charge me something on my wage Thank you very much in advance for your support

    Started by hoezap, 23rd February 2018 00:26
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  17. IR35 - Contracts for government and private during the same tax year

    Hi all, I am new to contractor roles. I saw that, among the offers I am receiving, some of them are for public sector and thus subject to IR35. The question is, if I accept a role in public sector for half year, and then a role in private sector for the remaining part of the year, am I...

    Started by adrdilauro, 22nd February 2018 17:59
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  18. Tax Implications of Contracting in Canada

    I'm looking for some advice on contracting in Canada - more specifically in British Columbia and Alberta (the work I'm going to do is spread across these two provinces). I have just secured a working visa and have made contact with several businesses over there and having Skype/phone interviews...

    Started by redgiant, 22nd May 2012 16:59
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  19. Boat as office

    I currently use part of the spare bedroom as my home office, but with mother-in-law coming to stay I have to box my stuff up and work in the lounge while she is with us. We have a mooring and I wondered if I bought a large enough boat I could use it as my home office. Is this feasible? Could...

    Started by tvr450, 2nd June 2014 09:59
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  20. Do I need "right to work" visa if I work on UK contract from home in Switzerland?

    Hello, I have been offered a "UK based" contract from a UK agency for an IT company I know well. I worked for them before in another EU country. Currently, I am *resident* in Switzerland and have a Swiss company. But I am not a Swiss national, only married to a Swiss national. Now, they...

    Started by Mark Allen, 21st February 2018 13:17
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