If you’re self-employed, a company director, or have received income during the tax year upon which tax is due, you have to complete a a self-assessment tax return (SATR) each year.
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Following news that a consultation will take place on extending the off payroll IR35 rules to the private sector, Paul Gough asks whether this is just putting off the inevitable, or is the Chancellor going to take a proper look at the good, the bad … [more]
If you've decided to take the limited company route, one of your first tasks will be to choose a company name. Here, we look at the naming rules set by Companies House, and other factors which will influence the name you use for your contracting … [more]
The 'dividend allowance' is due to be cut from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018. What does this mean in practice, and how much will it cost you? … [more]
Until fairly recently, accountancy software came in a box and was something you had to install on your computer yourself to get started. Today, thanks to cloud computing, you have a host of web-based accounting solutions to choose from that are … [more]
When you register a company in the UK, once your application has been processed and approved, Companies House will send you a formal certificate of incorporation. … [more]
The Chancellor delivered his latest Budget at 12.30 today. For contractors, there is no immediate extension of the 'off payroll' IR35 rules to the private sector, but a consultation will be launched to cover this eventuality. … [more]
A rapidly growing petition, asking the Chancellor not to consider extending the 'off payroll' IR35 changes to the private sector, has received over 10,000 signatures - meaning that the Government is compelled to respond. … [more]
GDPR, or the European General Data Protection Regulation, comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It’s a new regulation that every business in the country needs to be aware of, but what exactly is GDPR and how is it likely to affect clients and … [more]
Matt Craven explains why so many people are fixated on CV length, and provides some useful advice for contractors seeking to impress potential clients and agents. … [more]