The profits generated by UK companies of all sizes can be distributed to shareholders in the form of dividends. Limited company professionals, such as contractors, typically draw down the bulk of their earning as dividends.
- Limited company contractors have to account for company tax (Corporation Tax, VAT, Employers' NICs), and personal tax (Dividend Tax, Income Tax, Employees' NICs). In reality, a good accountant can take care of almost off of your administrative tasks.
- If you're an umbrella contractor, then your tax and accounting needs are very simple, as you're taxed as a standard employee - with tax and NI deducted at source.
- Find out about the taxes you'll encounter as a contractor, and how to pay yourself as a contractor.
Investing in improving your own skills or those of your employees can give you a crucial edge when it comes to pitching for new contracts. However, before funding training via your limited company, it’s important to know what you can – and cannot – claim as a deductible expense.
Many contractors travel by car on business – they may be visiting client sites, or attending conferences and training sessions. However, when it comes to claiming tax relief for the costs of these journeys, the rules can be confusing.
If you are a professional contractor, at some stage you may need to invest in some kind of marketing for your business – but can these costs be offset against your company’s tax bill?
As a limited company owner, you may well carry out your trade from home – occasionally, or on a regular basis. Which (if any) household expenses can you legitimately claim against your company’s tax bill?
The ‘dividend allowance’ was put in place in April 2016 – it means that the first £2,000 of dividends you receive are tax-free. But how does this allowance work in practice for company owners?
If you decide to buy a car via your own limited company, there are a number of significant tax considerations to take into account. Here we’ve created a no-nonsense guide to working out the real cost.
Limited company ownwea can save hundreds in tax thanks to the new Employment Allowance, which allows companies to reclaim up to £3,000 in Employers’ National Insurance Contributions.
At some stage in your career, you may need to borrow funds from your company in the form of a director’s loan. Here we look at how loans are treated for tax purposes, and why timing is everything.
If you are a limited company director, what is the most tax efficient salary to pay yourself in 2019/20? This depends on your eligibility to claim the Employment Allowance.