The Government has announced significant tax rises to help fund a new ‘Health and Social Care Levy’. Alongside a hike in Employers’ and Employees’ NICs, dividend tax will also rise – from April 2022 onwards.
Tax / Accounting Guides
- 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
- Find out what dividends are and how they are taxed
- What is the most tax-efficient salary to take in 2021/22?
How to claim back the costs of pre-trading expenses you have paid for personally, on behalf of your limited company, including how VAT can be reclaimed, subject to specific time limits.
What happens if you declare a dividend, but have insufficient profits in the company books to cover the declaration? Patrick Gribben explains how this can happen, and how to correct an error.
With hundreds of firms to choose from, we look at the factors you should bear in mind when comparing specialist contractor accountants.
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.
There are many legal types of tax relief available for all UK registered companies, no matter their size, that could save you thousands on your annual tax bill. You just need to know what they are, when they apply, and how to use them.
You may have heard your accountant or bank manager talk about your “balance sheet” and “profit and loss account”. What do these terms mean, and what information can these documents provide you about your company?
Doing your accounts will probably never become your favourite task. But accountancy software may make you less prone to wanting to pull your hair out. Even if you’re not a numbers whiz.
Capital allowances allow you to claim tax relief on assets you buy for your business. The value of these items can be offset against your company’s profits over time. So how do capital allowances work in practice?
Are you thinking of winding up your limited company – possibly as a result of retirement, or due to the Off-Payroll (IR35) rules? Perhaps you want to sell all or part of your business to someone else?