To successfully avoid IR35, both the terms of a contract for services, and the working practices of the individual providing these services must demonstrate that the worker is in business on their own account, and not merely a disguised employee. … [more]
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There may be times when your company needs funds - for a purchase, or an investment, perhaps. Can you lend personal funds to your limited company, and how are interest payments treated for tax purposes? … [more]
If you run a company, chances are, at some time you will need access to finance - loans, overdrafts, or other forms of borrowing. You may also have to pay ongoing changes for banking, hiring a car, or buying a car through the business. … [more]
Most contractors work via their own limited companies. Aside from the tax benefits this structure offers its shareholders, the liability of directors is also limited. … [more]
As a limited company owner, 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. … [more]
With the private sector off-payroll rules due to hit the contracting sector in April 2021, an industry expert explains what PAYE umbrella companies can offer contractors caught by the changes, and why you should watch out for unscrupulous operators. … [more]
Life as a contractor can be very rewarding. Alongside potential higher earnings, you can also experience a wide variety of jobs, and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. It isn't for everyone, but for those who move away from permanent work, the … [more]
As part of the Treasury's wide-ranging measures to support the economy during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chancellor has given the UK's 11 million self-assessment taxpayers more time to pay their next income tax bills, which become due on 31st January … [more]
If you search Google for anything to do with 'umbrella companies' or 'IR35', you'll find dozens of ads for seemingly-attractive payment vehicles - aimed at contractors. So how do you know if they're legitimate or not? … [more]
Since the implementation of the Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) in April 2000, the onus has fallen on professional contractors to prove that their contracts are not caught by the IR35 rules. In this article, we look at the role of professional IR35 … [more]