On 30th June 2016, the Annual Return, which provides a snapshot of a limited company's personnel and structure at a given moment in time, will be replaced by a Confirmation Statement. Here we look at what this requirement means for company owners, … [more]
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When you’re running your own contracting business, it’s important to get paid promptly by your customers so you can keep your cash flow healthy and ensure your business stays on the right track. … [more]
On April 6th 2016, the dividend tax system was overhauled, resulting in a significant tax hike for most limited company owners. Here we explain how much this new measure will cost you, including a comparison table. … [more]
Before the dividend taxation regime was overhauled in April 2016, the tax payable on dividends was calculated via a system of 'grossing up' net dividends via a tax credit system. … [more]
The standout measure announced during Budget 2016 was placing the burden of enforcing IR35 onto public sector bodies themselves and/or recruiters. Here we look at how this proposed change will affect limited company contractors from April 2017 … [more]
With new dividend tax rates commencing on 6th April, many contractors will be keen to draw down dividend income from their companies during the remainder of the 2015/16 tax year. With this in mind, we look at the crucial issue of timing and when, … [more]
Several significant tax changes are set to take effect from April 2016. Here, a leading accountant explains what the likely impact will be, and why the limited company model remains a smart choice for contractors. … [more]
In the cut and thrust of modern-day contracting, flexibility is king; and the ability to be able to travel with work, and work effectively remotely has never been more important. We consider how you can you achieve the ultimate goal of a virtual … [more]
If you receive any services or benefits from your contractor company, in addition to your salary, they may be classified as 'benefits in kind' - and taxable. Here, we look at how such items may be taxed, and some of the common errors made by … [more]
You've just got off the phone, and you're excited. You submitted your CV this morning and you didn't even have to chase the agency for a response; they called you an hour later to say that your skillset and experience is a great match and they would … [more]