The majority of IT contractors are VAT-registered. In this guide, we look at what Value Added Tax is, how and when you must register, and how to account for VAT and pay your liabilities on-time.
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 strip away all the marketing and price differences between competing firms, there are a number of core tasks all specialist contractor accountants undertake for their clients.
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If you are a limited company director, what is the most tax efficient salary to pay yourself in 2018/19? This depends on your eligibility to claim the Employment Allowance.
If your company has sufficient profits, they may be distributed as dividends to shareholders. What paperwork must you complete, and how are dividends taxed?
It’s that time of year again – the start of April 2018 brings with it changes to a number of tax rates and bands, as well as a cut in the dividend allowance.