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

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  1. 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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    7th December 2017 11:22 Go to last post
  2. 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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    6th December 2017 11:36 Go to last post
  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 15:42
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  4. 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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 October 2017 11:55 Go to last post
  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: 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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  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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  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. New contractor... please heeelp!!!!

    Hello Thank you for joining me I am a new contractor and I will be starting the beginning of the next year I know about the options of working under an agency as an umbrella company, or setting up an Ltd business, I am not too sure what to go for, the agency who offered me this job is...

    Started by hoezap, 10th December 2017 11:30
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  2. Contract renewal

    Good morning, I a renewing my contract. First period was 6 months, second was 1 year. I am now renewing for one extra year. I have a project I am working on. Should I change the name on the project or my renewal to stay outside IR35 ? Thanks

    Started by Maggy, 12th December 2017 11:28
    contract renewal, ir35
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  3. Self assessment as Director and Self Employed

    Hi, I'm doing my self assessment for 2016-17 and would like some advice. I didn't make any income the entire year - took some time off to do yoga and play tennis. I am a Director of a Ltd that I set up a few years ago and I didn't earn anything from the Ltd. I would like to declare some income, say...

    Started by Ridsharc, Yesterday 14:14
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  4. Closed my limited company to work on Plan B. I might have to start contracting again

    Hi all, I stopped working in December 2015 (maternity break). The company remained dormant for all of 2016. I then decided to close it down as I wanted to be a stay-at-home mum for a while and also to explore other business opportunities that give me the flexibility to work from home. The...

    Started by bluedrop, 12th December 2017 16:15
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  5. Not including Rates and Hours on Invoice

    Evening All, After having gone perm for sometime, I will begin contracting again via agency. (Hourly Rate - Private Sector) As I am getting my LTD affairs in order my new accountant suggested when raising my invoice to the agency I should not include my hours worked and rate, but simply the...

    Started by stonehead, 12th December 2017 17:39
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  6. Mail forwarding + registered office recommendations

    I am looking to get a forwarding address for my registered office, director's service address, business address for HMRC and general trading address for invoices. Can anybody recommend a trustworthy service for this? I might get sensitive mail (bank statements etc) delivered there so I would like...

    Started by Nils, 11th December 2017 20:44
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  7. Unaware of Directors loan

    For the last 2 years I have been using the spreadsheet from my accountant and now have migrated to their online portal. From the migration a few things have flagged up regarding expenses which I am in dispute with my accountant about. Apparently I have taken a directors loan (Despite claiming...

    Started by equinox, 12th December 2017 18:19
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  8. UK limited company selling services to USA

    I have a small UK limited company through which I sell ad spaces on websites to other companies. I have been contacted by a potential customer from the US and am wondering how selling such services outside the EU would work. They are asking me to fill in a "W-8" form for the IRS, which seems to be...

    Started by Nils, 11th December 2017 20:22
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    12th December 2017 17:41 Go to last post
  9. Accommodation expenses for a new contractor

    Hello all, I just started my first contract on the 19th of December in Manchester. I come from Greece (where I lived before) and I have dual nationality; both Greek and Italian. Nowadays, I am still living in a hotel but I plan to rent more permanent accommodation for the duration of the...

    Started by apapadak, 17th January 2014 23:31
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    12th December 2017 16:11 Go to last post
  10. Regarding 'MiFID II transaction reporting' and LEI number for Ltd companies

    Hi, I've been investing in shares through the limited company for a couple of years now and I just got a generic email from the broker regarding a subject that I don't quite understand, and in the email they mention that they cannot advice on individual basis either. Do you guys know if a...

    Started by mickael28, 9th December 2017 01:14
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    12th December 2017 13:06 Go to last post
  11. help with section 444(1) of the education act 1996

    I'm being prosecuted under section 444(1) of the education act 1996.. due in court on 2nd Jan.. I'm going to plead guilty by post and give mitigating question is they have sent a mc100 statement of assets form that has to go bk.. the highest fine I can get for this offence is 1000 I...

    Started by suz1, 11th December 2017 17:52
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  12. Contracting with UK LTD abroad: Agency or subcontracting

    Hello, I am a non UK resident / national etc (with no previous links to the UK). I have an LTD for consulting with other non UK companies (eg European). Currently a significant part of the work is carried in countries with no income tax. To manage offshore expenses and pay employees abroad we...

    Started by yannis, 10th December 2017 18:06
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    11th December 2017 10:45 Go to last post
  13. SJD accountants

    I've been using SJD since the formation of my ltd company over 3 years ago, never had many complaints, besides the fact that I had a new accountant about every 6 months and they are relatively expensive for the actual work they do, but lately they seem to have gone worse. Anybody else experiencing...

    Started by Eirikur, 16th December 2013 12:13
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    11th December 2017 10:26 Go to last post
  14. UK VAT When paying invoice from Gibraltar Corp?

    Hey everyone... I am quite confused! When my UK company receives an invoice from a company in Gibraltar, which provides consultancy and marketing services, I am required to pay/account for UK VAT? It is my understanding that although Gibraltar is in the EU, it is outside the scope of VAT...

    Started by portal85, 9th December 2017 12:57
    gibraltar, vat
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    11th December 2017 01:35 Go to last post
  15. Initial Company Registration - online or form IN01?

    Hello, First post so please be gentle.... I'm just registering my Ltd company and want to allocate different classes of Ordinary shares to my wife and son as follows: Me - 80 Ordinary shares with full voting rights and right to receive dividends Spouse and son - 10 'A' Ordinary shares...

    Started by pastie321, 7th December 2017 11:07
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    11th December 2017 01:33 Go to last post
  16. Is it worth correcting Past Company Tax Returns for a dormant company (HMRC)

    I need some advice in regards to my company I setup initially for contracting, but have since made dormant as I am working full time and am looking to Strike off. I realized I made a mistake in my company tax return on the final accounts when making it dormant and although correction wont amount...

    Started by Sobo1092, 10th December 2017 20:39
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    10th December 2017 20:39 Go to last post
  17. Investing in crypto, using business or personal funds?

    I was thinking of putting some of my warchest into cloud mining and investing in bitcoin. Does anyone do this and could you share some accounting (tracking profits) and legal advice? It's gonna be hard to track all these bitcoins and altcoins if I go into mining.

    Started by KentDogWalker, 9th December 2017 08:49
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    9th December 2017 14:17 Go to last post
  18. Mexican contractors working for UK office.

    Hello, I work for a UK software company that was acquired by an american investor group. Then, my company was merged with an American company resulting in a bigger one. So the resulting company has been hiring Mexican contractors via a Mexican consultancy that are working with us from Mexico...

    Started by debak, 9th December 2017 09:56
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    9th December 2017 13:25 Go to last post
  19. QDOS IR35 Insurance query

    I recently received a letter from HMRC about a couple of small mistakes on my SA. I put in a claim on my QDOS TLC35 policy in order to have some help in responding. They refused the claim saying I had made a similar mistake in the past and I should have known better. There was no route to...

    Started by tvr450, 7th December 2017 13:10
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    8th December 2017 12:07 Go to last post
  20. Help Needed To Close My Ltd Company

    Hi, I only started my Limited Company around 6 weeks ago and signed up with an accountant. I have had an opportunity arise that means I will need to close my limited company with my final payment into the company being on the 22nd of January. I am discussing the prospect of filing the first...

    Started by Lewis Moore, 6th December 2017 10:45
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    8th December 2017 10:47 Go to last post

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