Since the 2016 dividend tax hike, many limited company owners will be keen to minimise their exposure to punitive levels of taxation wherever possible. The timing of dividend declarations is an integral part of this strategy.
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.
Limited company ownwea can save hundreds in tax thanks to the new Employment Allowance, which allows companies to reclaim up to £3,000 in Employers’ National Insurance Contributions.
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.
As a limited company contractor, you may incur a variety of business expenses whilst undertaking your contract duties. Here, we look at how expenses are ‘allowable’ for tax purposes, and some common errors to avoid.
What do you need to include on a limited company invoice to ensure you comply with the law and get paid on time. Includes .doc and Google Drive sample invoices for contractors.
With at least half of all IT contracting roles based in Greater London / The City, how important is it for those working in the capital to have an accountant who works nearby?
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.
If you haven’t managed to file your tax return yet, all is not lost. Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant to FreeAgent, explains what you need to know.