If you decide to set up a limited company with other people - either for contracting purposes or to run another type of business, how do you ensure that all of your shareholders (including yourselves) are protected in case something goes wrong? A … [more]
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There is a huge amount of information available about IR35 and how to protect yourself. But what happens if you are actually selected for an investigation? How does an IR35 enquiry work and what should you expect if HMRC has lined you up as a target? … [more]
There may be times when you want to drum up some new business by entertaining a would-be or existing client, but you may be unsure if you can reclaim the costs from your contracting business. … [more]
Almost all contractors who provide professional services to clients trade via their own limited companies, or join PAYE umbrella schemes. Here we've compiled a table to help compare the pros and cons of each structure. … [more]
If you need to buy a new PC or upgrade your software, how are these expenses treated for tax purposes? Here we explain how technology costs are accounted for, and look at the rules which govern the treatment of computer-related purchases. … [more]
Ever since the 2016 dividend tax hike, the timing of dividend declarations by limited company owners has become more important than ever - to minimise their exposure to punitive levels of tax. … [more]
Most professional contractors spend a large proportion of their time behind computer screens. With this in mind, can you claim for the cost of an eye test from your limited company? And, what about the cost of corrective glasses? … [more]
Clauses included within the Off-Payroll section of the 2020 Finance Act imply that the role of umbrella companies may be redundant after the April 2021 private sector IR35 rollout, prompting HMRC to rapidly publish clarification on the matter. … [more]
If you've left your permanent job behind, you need to work out if your income will still be taxed at source, or if you need to join the almost 12 million other taxpayers who submitted a Self Assessment return last year. … [more]
With IR35 reforms being applied to private sector organisations from 6th April 2021, here we look at ways clients/engagers can prepare their businesses in advance of the implementation date. … [more]