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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: The 24 Month Rule in a nutshell

    How many more times.... a) It's about the journey, not the client and not why you are there b) Go to the known (or anticipated) end date of your current gig. c) Count back 24 months by the calendar. d) If between those two dates you have spent less than 40% of your time at that...

    Started by malvolio, 14th January 2014 15:58
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Accountant recommendation threads inc local requests

    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash. I've added any new ones, taken off some that seem to have disappeared and given a nod to some of the Accountants that are actively giving good advice on the forums but don't seem to have been recommended by posters. Updated...

    Started by northernladuk, 16th August 2011 20:59
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contracting in Belgium - A Short Guide to Tax and Social Security

    Introduction OK so it's not so short any more. This information has been compiled based on experience, and expert advice. In response to the numerous emails and PMs I get concerning the fluid and uncertain environment for working in Belgium, I have tried to summarise the issues and pitfalls,...

    Started by nodric, 17th November 2009 13:33
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    belgium, umbrella company, umbrella recommendations
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Share Investment, Discussion & Tips

    I guess a few of us on here have a more than casual interest in the stock market, I have a few quid in the banks as I still think they are massively undervalued long term, but I like what I am hearing from US Oil & Gas PLC (USOP), not openly traded as they are on GXG but a solid investment recently...

    Started by SimonMac, 11th July 2012 15:18
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    3rd December 2018 12:42 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIY Pensions Advice for a Limited Company!

    Hello, This is my first post - so be kind please!!! Has anyone here used an online pension manager, like Nutmeg, for a private pension? By this I mean contributing funds straight from a ltd company tax free? I've met two Independent Financial Advisors who manage pensions for ltd...

    Started by lumalist, 20th February 2017 21:54
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    advice, pensions
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FREE webinar on 2018 Budget and surviving IR35 reform

    Join Orange Genie at 7PM, 30th October for expert analysis of the budget and how to protect your income. Register now to reserve your place: FREE Webinar on the Budget 2018 and Surviving Private Sector IR35 Reform

    Started by administrator, 15th October 2018 10:00
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why you need a written contract

    Would never have agreed to half payment; full payment or court action. OP, you might want to watch this. qh

    Started by quackhandle, 1st June 2018 15:04
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Loans from EBTs and other Trusts

    Welcome to the Loans thread. To date loan arrangements have been discussed in many threads on CUK, regularly appearing in the BN66 thread diluting that thread and losing the concentration of information to those associated only with loans and not with S58 FA2008. Its time that loans had its own...

    Started by Emigre, 21st January 2011 15:42
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Working In Europe - A Brief Guide

    I can use my UK Personal Service Company when working overseas. Whilst it is possible, in most European Countries it is inadvisable, as the use of a UK Personal Service Company does not offer the benefits that the company would enjoy for UK Assignments. There are many issues to consider,...

    Started by Sue at IPAYE, 1st December 2017 13:28
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    6th December 2017 11:36 Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic advice when running your own Contractor business

    Here is a place for those 101's that people seem to forget/not know. Try and make the title easily searchable. This thread is stuff that we have learned over the years. But we expect people using this forum to do their own due dilligence - we point them in the right direction, it's for them...

    Started by cojak, 20th January 2013 11:32
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  1. self assessment question - gift aid

    Hi Last year I didn't add in my charitable gift aid giving (personal donations) in my self assessment which was approx £1k. So want to claim the tax relief. Can I simply add it in to this years self assessment ? or do I need to do a separate over payment claim? Thanks in advance

    Started by saptastic, 15th January 2019 15:02
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  2. Surplus cash

    Hi All, Besides doing a pension what do people do with surplus cash in the business. Thanks Aj

    Started by aj4u, 15th January 2019 11:11
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  3. claim Entrepreneursí Relief in 2017/2018 tax return form

    Glad to come back so soon after I closed down my Ltd :) Hope everyone here is well. A question to accountants or people who claimed ER before. This is for reassurance as I have never done it before and there was not step-by-step guidelines online. When I claim Entrepreneursí Relief on...

    Started by 7of9, 10th January 2019 23:31
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  4. Question Legit startup and software developer contract.

    Hi I have a legit startup with own product, etc. However now it is time to get more money for a marketing. I wanted to take some contract that would be paid to the ltd company (owned by USA corporation) and then I would get my PAYE salary. Basically I want to use most of the extra income...

    Started by mike10, Yesterday 08:00
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  5. HMRC Self Assessment - "Information we hold about you"

    Just started doing my SA for this year and noticed that HMRC have a new screen that will only be displayed once designed to show you the information they already know about you - it says this will then populate the values into the return. My screen is blank though implying they either don't know...

    Started by dingdong, 17th September 2016 12:24
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    15th January 2019 23:04 Go to last post
  6. Dividing the risks between director and shareholder?

    Hi, Iím planning to open an LTD company. An old mentor of mine, who is very experienced, wants to have 100% shares of the company initially. It means he wants to make all the decisions in the first year. Then his share will go down 10% each year (transferring to me) until it reaches 50% in the...

    Started by peternamnguyen, 10th January 2019 04:43
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  7. I've been offered a bonus!

    My client (the company owner specifically, it's a tiny firm) says he wants to give me a year-end bonus. Which is extremely kind but neither of us knows how he should do that in terms of tax, IR35, etc. I'll ping the accountant but wondered if anyone else has had this situation and if so how you...

    Started by d000hg, 11th January 2019 11:55
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    15th January 2019 13:41 Go to last post
  8. Yet another Contracting in Norway thread :o/

    Hi Everyone, Happy New Year to you all! Long time lurker, first time poster. There is a UK IT Consultancy that is working for a client in Norway. They have offered me a "six month SUBCONTRACTING contract" working four days a week in Norway (four days worse case, could be less). Mine is a one...

    Started by Consult, 10th January 2019 11:48
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    15th January 2019 11:24 Go to last post
  9. SATR Question : Completing Employment Page for Ltd Company director

    Hi, Do we need to fill in the Self Assessment Tax return employment page for being a Ltd company director if there was no salary or benefit paid to the director ? The company does not operate PAYE. Moreover, dividend payment is within dividend allowance which are reported on a separate page...

    Started by dagenheis, 13th January 2019 18:08
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  10. Larsen Howie - Any good?

    Afternoon all, I was going through the annual job of renewing my PI/PL/TLC35 policies with QDos an noticed Larsen Howie seem to provide better cover for a lower quote so thought I'd give them a shot. However, the onboarding process hasn't been as easy as I'd hoped (issues with the orders...

    Started by SicsyBoy, 14th January 2019 13:32
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  11. Moved: Montpelier loan repayment demands

    Started by webberg, 10th January 2019 10:50
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  12. Related part time degree course and allowed company expenses under HMRC rules

    I operate as an IT Project Manager - almost exclusively in the Finance sector. I have done some work in IT Security over recent years and want to move more into that specialism and market my company as a Cyber Security Project Management specialist. I started a Cyber Security MSc in 2018 which...

    Started by LittleRedBaron, 9th January 2019 13:17
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    benefit, degree, hmrc
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  13. Relevant Life Insurance - Dormant Company

    Hi, I am considering making my company dormant as I am taking up a permie position. However I had a Relevant Life policy premium being paid off from my Business account. Can I still continue to pay this if I make the company dormant? Or would I have to convert it to a personal policy? ...

    Started by konsultant, 9th January 2019 14:18
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    10th January 2019 08:29 Go to last post
  14. Advice Needed

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on something. I recently secured a remote working job with an international company. I initially thought the role was full time permanent but when receiving the contract I noticed it was for an independent contractor. I have been...

    Started by dippyeggs, 11th December 2018 08:55
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    9th January 2019 17:35 Go to last post
  15. (Hopefully) Quick question re tax rates on dividends

    Hi I'll be starting my first contract in June and I'd like to double check the tax situation with regards to dividends. By the time I start my contract, I'll already have earned around £30k from my permie job (due to a generous retention bonus). At it doesn't seem to make sense to draw a...

    Started by DrStrange, 6th January 2019 12:01
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  16. Creating a joint partnership with wife (are my maths correct?)

    I'm still learning my way around how taxes work and I believe I'm leaving a huge amount of money on the table by keeping all my current income under my name, does the following scenario sound right to you guys? I've tried to simplify the numbers below to make things easy. My wife works part time...

    Started by seanalltogether, 8th January 2019 14:40
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    8th January 2019 21:35 Go to last post
  17. Making Tax Digital

    With the introduction of the above - does anyone know of any products that are free? At the moment I do all the accounts myself on excel, but from March will need to use a tool to submit - unless I stay under the 85k turnover threshold. Thanks BB

    Started by Bluebird, 3rd January 2019 11:03
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  18. Selling services to the UK via foreign company (Hong Kong)

    Now that i barely spend any time in the UK and serve clients entirely remotely i am looking to get off the UK tax regime. My idea is to set up a company in HK (no corp tax on foreign income) shutting down my UK one and gaining residency in a country that does not tax foreign personal income...

    Started by Robinho, 8th January 2019 11:06
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  19. Opinions on using coffee shop as a casual workspace.

    So, I had a quick search and didn't find much on this. I know expensing and subsistence is done to death here but.. I do a lot of my work such as admin and client followup etc from coffee shops and consider it similar to a casual co-working space etc.. I have only come across one...

    Started by password, 6th January 2019 15:21
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  20. Dip in Level of Service from Nixon Williams

    A lot of stuff coming from automated email accounts & still haven't been prodded for my 2016-2017 end of year accounts yet. Not so much of the personal touch anymore... Anyone else?

    Started by Pip in a Poke, 11th October 2017 14:07
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    8th January 2019 09:37 Go to last post

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