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.
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.
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?
One of the most frequent questions asked by contractors is “what health-related expenses can I pay via my company?”
Are you one of the millions of people who are eligible to claim the Marriage Allowance, but haven’t done so yet? Here we explain how this allowance – worth £250 per year – works, and how to claim it.
There are many reasons why a company cannot pay its bills. Sadly, many times this is due to directors’ taking out more money than is available to them, which can lead to HMRC penalties and fines. So, what happens if you’ve accidentally draw down too much of your company’s money?
Payments on accounts are part of the self-assessment process and mean that you have to pay your next year’s income tax liabilities in advance, based on the amount you owed on your last tax return.
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.
There may be times where you need to borrow money from your own limited company, or you may have unintentionally done so whilst drawing down funds. What are the tax implications of doing so?
If you’re a limited company contractor, before 31st January next year you are likely to have to sit down and get to grips with your Self Assessment Tax Return (SATR).
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?