When you first register your company with HMRC as an employer, you’ll receive all sorts of information and reference numbers in your official welcome pack. One to look out for – and keep safe – is your Employer Reference Number (ERN).
Tax / Accounts
- 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.
- Limited company contractors have to account for a) company tax, and b) personal tax, but a good contractor accountant can do this on your behalf.
- Find out about the taxes you'll encounter as a contractor, and how to pay yourself as a contractor.
- Find out how much contractor accountants charge in our contractor accountants comparison table.
If you’re thinking of taking up a job offer overseas, or you’re already contracting abroad, one potentially confusing aspect of record-keeping relates to expenses claims.
There may come a time when you decide that you no longer need your limited company. Here, a leading accountant explains the procedures you must follow when shutting down your business.
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?
There are many retail loyalty schemes available to consumers – covering anything from groceries to cosmetics. Wouldn’t it be good if you could personally benefit from extra points generated by business as well as personal purchases?
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?
At some stage, whilst working via your limited company, you may face a situation where you need to relocate to take up a new contracting role. You may be able to offset your moving costs against your company’s tax bill.
If you are a limited company owner, you have a number of monthly, quarterly and yearly tax and accounting deadlines to keep on top of. Read this guide to make sure you don’t end up on the wrong side of HMRC.
The first major step towards the Government’s aim of transforming the way tax data is stored and communicated comes in April 2019 when most limited companies will be required to submit all VAT returns electronically.
With hundreds of firms to choose from, we look at the factors you should bear in mind when comparing specialist contractor accountants.