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Dave Chaplin

IR35 taxes are a tiny proportion of the tax gap: surely HMRC has better things to do?

Contractors paying £1m a year in IR35 taxes is such a tiny proportion of the tax gap. Surely the taxman can direct HMRC’s resources more efficiently?

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ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 31/Oct/2014

News this week covers: BETs abolished; BBC test judicial review; late payment; high paying contracts; paper tax return deadline; & simpler CT filing.

Contractors gain greater tax savings and flexibility from pension reforms

Contractors to gain upfront pension contribution tax savings and tax savings with flexibility on retirement, says ContractorFinancials’ Tony Harris.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 31/Oct/2014

News this week covers: BETs abolished; BBC test judicial review; late payment; high paying contracts; paper tax return deadline; & simpler CT filing.

Contractors gain greater tax savings and flexibility from pension reforms

Contractors to gain upfront pension contribution tax savings and tax savings with flexibility on retirement, says ContractorFinancials’ Tony Harris.

Contractor Doctor: Can umbrella companies withhold holiday pay for days not taken?

Umbrella companies, like any employer, should pay holiday pay, but employees should also take holidays, says Parasol’s Juliet Byrne..

Contractor Doctor: Do contract terms still apply if I start the contract early?

Contractors requested & agreeing to start work on a contract early are likely to find that all the terms will apply, explains Roger Sinclair of Egos.

Contractor Doctor: Do I need to give notice if there is no written contract?

Contractor Doctor: Can I employ my children via my company?

Contractor Doctor: How can I stay under the VAT threshold when using subcontractors?

Contractor Doctor: Can I withdraw personal cash from my limited company bank account?

Contractor Doctor: Do I have rights if my contract’s terminated because I’m pregnant?

Contractor Doctor: My client is offering employee-style perks – should I accept them?

Contractor Doctor: Contract says ‘in IR35’, working practices are out: what’s right?

Contractor Doctor: I have paid IR35 taxes for seven years. What are my options?

Contractor Doctor: Can I use a doctor’s sick note to defend against contract breach?

Contractor Doctor: Should I opt out of the Conduct Regs or AWR after a contract win?

Contractor Doctor: Can I claim expenses for building an office in my garden?

Contractor Doctor: Can umbrella companies withhold holiday pay for days not taken?

Umbrella companies, like any employer, should pay holiday pay, but employees should also take holidays, says Parasol’s Juliet Byrne..

IR35 taxes uncollectable if contractors’ company has no money

Contractors falling foul of IR35 and whose company has no cash to pay any tax due to HMRC are safe from personal liability, says Qdos’ Andy Vessey.

  
  

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