If you file your personal tax return (SATR) late, or fail to pay any outstanding tax on time, the resulting HMRC penalties and fines can really start to mount up. Includes some useful tips to keep on the right side of the taxman.
- 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.
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 your company has sufficient profits, they may be distributed as dividends to shareholders. What paperwork must you complete, and how are dividends taxed?
If you’re thinking of holding a small Christmas do for your limited company, you’ll be pleased to hear that your can legitimately claim back costs of up to £150 per head without any tax implications, as long as you meet certain conditions.
HMRC will assign you a tax code to inform your employer (often your own company) to help them calculate how much tax should be deducted from your salary. Here we look at what the series of numbers and letters signify, and how they affect your income.
One of the most frequent questions asked by contractors is “what health-related expenses can I pay via my company?”
While working as a contractor, you may run up a number of business-related phone and broadband expenses. So, how do you ensure that these expenses remain tax-deductible for your company and free of additional personal tax charges at year-end?
The Flat Rate VAT scheme simplifies the way companies have to account for VAT. Here we explain why IT contractors, and other limited company professionals could pay less tax each year by switching to the FRS.
If you have children, and you or your partner earn £50,000 or more, your Child Benefit entitlement will be reduced, or removed. So, how are contractors affected by the new rules, and why are they so controversial?
How are subscriptions to professional and trade organisations treated for tax purposes, and what determines whether or not your membership of a particular organisation is tax-deductible?