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Dividends and contracting: calculation, payment and taxation

You may take dividends from your limited company whenever you are certain that there are after-tax profits to be divided up. Here's how you calculate them.

|Limited Companies

Spring Statement 2018: does no IR35 update mean April 2019 changes are off the cards?

No news could mean good news for contractors as the omission of IR35 from the Spring Statement suggests delays to anticipated private sector reform.


What is IR35? Does it apply to your contract?

It is tax avoidance legislation designed to ensure workers using an intermediary but who are ‘disguised employees’ pay the correct amount of tax.


Conduct of employment regulations: a guide to opting in or out

Most contractors don’t need the protection provided by the Conduct of Employment Regulations and when asked by their agency, can choose to opt out.


Contractors’ guide to VAT

VAT is a contractor’s best friend if treated right, or worst enemy unless care is taken to keep to the rules. Here’s how to keep the VAT-man happy.

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How HR advisors can help clients with Off-Payroll IR35 rules – 7 simple steps

HR advisors will be vital in ensuring their clients navigate successfully the risks posed by the Off-Payroll IR35 rules. Find out how to do so, here.


Chasing payment using a letter before action

A letter before action is a formal letter to the company who owes you money informing them that unless they pay within a certain period you will commence legal action against them.


Other Contracting News

IR35 consultation to be published in the coming months

If the consultation is published in the next three months, there is a chance the Government could be looking to get something ready for implementation in April 2019.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 - IR35

Tapering over the tax: Reforming taxation of income in the UK

Sets out a mechanism for improving the progressivity, efficiency and revenue raising potential of income taxes in the UK.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 - Tax Issues

Australia: We should be concerned about the casualisation of full-time work

One of the problems for the ACTU is that while the suggestion that 40% of Australian workers are in insecure work is valid, it is not an issue that has actually been getting worse.

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 - Contracting

PwC’s Spring Statement predictions

Ahead of the Spring Statement on Tuesday 13th March 2018, PwC experts share their predictions.

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 - Budget

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UK – Spring Budget 2018 focuses on skills development measures

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Contractors call for employment rights under IR35

Taxing people as employees without granting them employment rights is wrong.


How HMRC's model now relies on getting other businesses to do its dirty work

The tax tribunal involving former BBC broadcaster Christa Ackroyd is a clear warning that the impact of new "IR35" legislation needs to be addressed.


How HMRC's crackdown will now hit thousands more in private sector

It’s good that they are moving to help workers with precarious rights, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of those who are self-employed.

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