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12th January 2005, 09:50
Anybody here has used Payschemeplus? It is a Futurelink company.

30th March 2005, 12:36
No, but I've been looking at their figures and they look good. Did you go with them in the end ?

30th March 2005, 12:51
Have a look at www.taxationweb.co.uk/forum/discuss.php?id=5775. It doesn't sound too bad but its like other schemes, its OK if you don't get investigated and lose.

30th March 2005, 14:14
yes I went with it and as rootsnall said, it's OK as long as the interpretation of non-employment-related loans doesn't change - because basically that's what makes it tax-free

31st March 2005, 15:22
It must be dodgy. They reckon I can take home 90%. Why aren't all contractors doing this.

Darren at 1st Accountancy Serv Ltd
31st March 2005, 15:39
I seem to recall that these types of scheme were torn to shreads by both myself & Simon Dolan approx 12 months back. :x

In addition, they were specifically mentioned in the finance bill last year as schemes that are being identified and shut down. The comments on the tax web link I think indicate someone else's opinion on these in a similar way.

31st March 2005, 15:40
It is dodgy but the odds may mean you don't get looked at and get away with it. I think these schemes came into existence for City types who are dealing in much bigger numbers, have more cash to fight it when they are caught and are not doing it long term so risk it.

31st March 2005, 15:43
I'm actually with SJD - who get 85 per month from me and appear to do very little for that. I have to fill out all my VAT returns, my quart PAYE/NIC, and they tell me to hold on to 40% of my cash "just incase" they can't get the tax bill down? It just doesn;t fill me with confidence - I should be able to pay these people tell them what I'm pulling in and leave it all to them.

Darren at 1st Accountancy Serv Ltd
31st March 2005, 15:54
who's SJD and what scheme have they got for you?

Firm of accountants, similar to us. No scheme as such, just a standard limited company set up.

We looked at these schemes and their conditions and concluded that they were very risky and wouldn't stand up to an indepth enquiry.

Simon SJDaccountancy
31st March 2005, 15:55
Hi Underscore,

I was surprised to read what you said. We charge £80 a month, not £85, and do the VAT returns, PAYE, payroll etc as part of the package. You don't have to do it yourself.

Please do drop me an email re the other advice as is not something we would say ordinarily.


31st March 2005, 15:57
who's SJD and what scheme have they got for you?

31st March 2005, 16:12
just normal accountants - owned by Simon Dolan i think. Standard Self-Employed scheme - ie they do very little.

1st April 2005, 10:12

Thanks for your reply. I will drop you an email over the weekend.

I may have got the monthly figure wrong. But is it your expectation that I sould be filling out my own vat forms, and PAYE/NIC books? I don't have a major problem with your service it just appears that all other contractors are doing is sending in a copy of each monthly invoice and everything is handled. When things like Payscheme+ are mentioned with talk of 90% take home and no admin - the eyes do light up.

Simon SJDaccountancy
1st April 2005, 10:23

No, we will always complete your VAT and PAYE for you.

I can understand how some of these schemes are so tempting, but remember the Dignatio fiasco?

4th April 2005, 16:20

What went wrong with the EIS approach (or am I confused again?)


4th April 2005, 16:26
What's EIS?
I am still with Payscheme+

4th April 2005, 16:39
Fairy snuff.

Just from a previous conversation I thought you were using a scheme which invested in an EIS (qualifying you for relief upto 100k) and then unwound the EIS a way down the track to generate your income.

Still, listening properly has never been my strong point.