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Dave Chaplin

IR35 Odds - The chances of being caught are about 60,000 to 1

Contractors are more likely to find a valuable object on the Antiques Roadshow than to lose an IR35 case to HMRC.

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IR35 Odds - The chances of being caught are about 60,000 to 1

Contractors are more likely to find a valuable object on the Antiques Roadshow than to lose an IR35 case to HMRC.

Contractor mortgages - mortgage market reviews (MMR) explained

Contractors using expert mortgage brokers who understand contracting should be relatively unaffected, explains Tony Harris of ContractorFinancials.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 25/July/2012

News this week covers: BBC employment test revealed; mini off-payroll witch-hunt?; more interims needed; North Sea contracts to slow; and Alba booms.

Contractors learn the big secret of the BBC “employment test”: it’s useless

ContractorCalculator’s long campaign to get the BBC to reveal its employment test has shown the test to be new layer of pointless, costly bureaucracy.

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

Contractors working on one-off major projects that require sub-contracting may be able to avoid registering for VAT, says Abbott Moore’s James Abbott.

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

Contractors can use cash from their limited company bank account but must maintain a paper trail of expenditure, explains Abbott Moore’s James Abbott.

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: My spouse has a short-term contract. Should it go via my ltd co?

Contractor Doctor: How do I handle hostility from my client’s permanent employees?

Contractor Doctor: Do I owe my agency damages after it terminated me for being ill?

Contractor Doctor: Is my agency’s restrictive covenant valid after losing PSL status?

Contractor mortgages - mortgage market reviews (MMR) explained

Contractors using expert mortgage brokers who understand contracting should be relatively unaffected, explains Tony Harris of ContractorFinancials.

Contractor tax avoidance schemes – an overview

Contractor tax avoidance schemes are worlds away from the schemes used by corporates and the wealthy – and some of them work, says David Colom of DJ Colom & Co

  
  

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