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    A little more info: Small businesses boosted...

    A little more info:

    Small businesses boosted by bounce back loans - GOV.UK
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    For the (probably very tiny) proportion of us who...

    For the (probably very tiny) proportion of us who have chosen to operate our businesses from premises separate to our homes and been claiming Small Business Rate Relief for those - the documentation...
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    Something on sky news suggesting self employed...

    Something on sky news suggesting self employed support will exclude those who also receive PAYE or earn more than £50k. I don't think any of us here should expect much help. I think we should do...
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    Not yet but as as director of a business...

    Not yet but as as director of a business occupying property separate from my private home and qualifying for SBRR, I'm hopeful :-)


    Came here to say something else though -

    The deferral of...
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    Anyone remember the Business Entity Tests a few...

    Anyone remember the Business Entity Tests a few years ago... when having business premises of your own was worth however many points? I'm suddenly rather glad that that MyCo has been renting a...
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    I've not read the question or the response above...

    I've not read the question or the response above in massive detail, but some links that might be useful:

    HMRC clarifies anti-phoenixing TAAR guidance | AccountingWEB



    CTM36340 - Company...
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    Sorry guys but I've got some bad news. The...

    Sorry guys but I've got some bad news.

    The text reported on the dodgy site originally linked to was not in the Queen's speech as she originally delivered it, nor was it in the transcript.
    ...
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    I quite liked that test, and it did seem...

    I quite liked that test, and it did seem thorough. And I liked its result for me, which was never in doubt - but note that although it's free, the 'pass' result leads to an attempt to sell a...
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    I'm not sure that's true?

    I'm not sure that's true?
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    Consultation Results Published

    Off-payroll working in the private sector - GOV.UK

    Mentions improvements to CEST re MOO:



    I didn't spot any hidden unpleasant details in the doc, from a very quick read through.
  11. I realise there doesn't seem a lot of scope for...

    I realise there doesn't seem a lot of scope for remaining confident, with what's almost certainly ahead. But, I believe that people who are genuinely in business on their own account will adapt and...
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    For the benefit of anyone searching for this...

    For the benefit of anyone searching for this thread - things have changed and arguably it is possible to notify HMRC after you left the scheme in some circumstances:

    "If you wish to leave the...
  13. Hi AlexKol As you probably know you've got a...

    Hi AlexKol

    As you probably know you've got a few misconceptions going on there. The following is just my general advice. I am not an accountant or a lawyer and you should seek professional...
  14. Treasury response to "Don't extend IR35 reforms to Private sector" petition (no news)

    The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “Do not extend IR35 legislation to the private sector.”.

    Government responded:

    The government will consult on how to tackle...
  15. Thread: Taylor Review

    by matzie
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    In the Draft Bill...

    In the Draft Bill (https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmworpen/352/35209.htm#_idTextAnchor048) there's a lot that doesn't sound too bad for us, such as the inclusion of these...
  16. Self-employed face new onslaught in the Budget |...

    Self-employed face new onslaught in the Budget | Daily Mail Online

    Nothing new really.
  17. :-( No... what does it say? Sigh.

    :-( No... what does it say? Sigh.
  18. I'm starting to think there might not be any...

    I'm starting to think there might not be any direct mention of IR35 this time around - but instead a big jump in dividend tax, with measures to protect pensioners and target us.
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    Boom - just extended until the end of the year. ...

    Boom - just extended until the end of the year. Client really dragged their heels though, didn't think it was going to happen. Usual mix of relief and depression!
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    This is all conjecture and we know nothing for...

    This is all conjecture and we know nothing for sure yet.

    Whatever happens, those of us who are genuinely in business on our own account will adapt to change, and we will survive. We may be worse...
  21. Expenses in the Public Sector - mentioned in HMRC doc just published after the Budget

    "As a result of feedback received during the technical consultation, it will be optional for the agency or public sector body to take account of the worker’s expenses when calculating the tax due....
  22. Interesting Find in Budget Docs from HMRC re Divi Tax Rate

    So... by now we all know that from April 2018 the Dividend Tax Allownance will reduce from £5,000 to £2,000.

    The impact of that on us should be £3k * 7.5% = £225.

    However on this page:...
  23. FTFY

    FTFY
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    I think this will be useless without the...

    I think this will be useless without the ~/hmrc/off-payroll-decision-service/sheets/kb-rules-01.xls file, won't it?
  25. Good point, but in fact they'd already raised a...

    Good point, but in fact they'd already raised a similar amount to match my other offer, which was closer to home. And in my calculations, taking advantage of some legal options open to MyCo on...
  26. FYI: Manchester Client insisting on IR35 caught contract terms

    I had an offer from a private sector client with a strong ethical reputation in Manchester.

    Everything looked great until I saw the paperwork.

    As well as a good main Agency contract from a...
  27. For a brief period when I had a 7 rather than 5...

    For a brief period when I had a 7 rather than 5 day rental of my midweek lodgings, I paid tax and NI on the benefit of employer-provided accommodation at 2/7ths of the cost, because, whether or not I...
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    seems pretty clear to me from reading that doc...

    seems pretty clear to me from reading that doc that HMRC would consider a code review as evidence of SDC... it also seems obvious to me that their long term plan for 'Son of IR35' is to replace all...
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    Things I've spotted in the docs so far - *...

    Things I've spotted in the docs so far -

    * public sector responsible for determining contractor status and for paying the tax - from April 2017

    "From April 2017, where the public sector engages...
  30. Thread: Today's Budget

    by matzie
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    Things I've spotted in the docs so far - *...

    Things I've spotted in the docs so far -

    * public sector responsible for determining contractor status and for paying the tax - from April 2017

    "From April 2017, where the public sector engages...
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    My understanding is that it's the date the...

    My understanding is that it's the date the expenses were incurred that matters, not the date they are repaid. Read up on - or ask your accountant about - 'accruals'.
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    Well... EIM32089 mentions two workplaces in the...

    Well... EIM32089 mentions two workplaces in the City of London - specifically Lombard Street and Cheapside, which are within half a mile of each other. Given the banking context of that example I...
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    Some more potentially bad news for you OP - you...

    Some more potentially bad news for you OP - you may well have to start making "payments on account" each January and July - so the first time around you're looking at a 50% extra to pay compared to...
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    Is that not the case? If I set up a SIPP with HL...

    Is that not the case? If I set up a SIPP with HL can MyCo pay into it and deduct those payments from CT?
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    Link to the official AS2015 documents

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/spending-review-and-autumn-statement-2015-documents

    So far - I can't see any more detail in there on what happens to us.
  36. Thread: Investigaton

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    Hi OP. Maybe this doesn't need to be said,...

    Hi OP.

    Maybe this doesn't need to be said, but just in case...

    I know things look pretty terrible right now. I know that perhaps you can't see a way through, and the knowledge that your own...
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    I think you should delete this post immediately,...

    I think you should delete this post immediately, just in case they haven't seen it yet.
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    Perhaps I've just missed it in the constant...

    Perhaps I've just missed it in the constant influx of legislation and proposals inimical to contracting, but I didn't know about this issue:




    I read the Act and I'm not sure if 5b, which...
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    Sure, I'm an employee of MyCo so not...

    Sure, I'm an employee of MyCo so not self-employed in that sense. But I'd be very surprised if whatever this turns out to mean only applies to schedule-d-style self-employed persons...
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    Queen's Speech 2014: National Insurance Bill

    "In respect of national insurance contributions, legislation will be brought forward to tackle avoidance and to simplify their collection from the self-employed."

    Not sure I like the sound of...
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    Cater Allen don't support Faster Payments, at...

    Cater Allen don't support Faster Payments, at least not properly. Set up a payment online before 3pm (or maybe 4?) and the next day at somewhere between 1pm and 2pm it will go into the target...
  42. Budget 2014: Travel and Subsistence Expenses Review Promised

    I'm reviewing the full Budget docs for anything relevant to us and I and spotted this:

    2.213:
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    The government also intends to review the rules underlying the tax treatment of travel and...
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    True, but if you *really* wanted to 'pass' the...

    True, but if you *really* wanted to 'pass' the business entity test, then *perhaps*, if your wife was neither a shareholder or a director of the company, but brought in 25% of the company's annual...
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    "You are reminded that the only format of...

    "You are reminded that the only format of removable media that is accepted by HMRC for the submission of P11D information is 31/2inch floppy disk." (page 17)

    bygone years, definitely!
  45. Yes that's how I see it. Overdrawn Directors'...

    Yes that's how I see it. Overdrawn Directors' Loans are and always have been playing with fire IMHO anyway.
  46. Budget 2013: Rules on Loans to Participators in Close Companies, effective from TODAY

    I think we all need to have a good look at http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/Loans_from_close_companies_to_their_participators.pdf urgently. I'll add a better summary when I've got my head around it,...
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    Thanks for your replies; I will certainly take...

    Thanks for your replies; I will certainly take them into consideration. I'd seen EIM32089 as pertaining specifically to locations inside or very near to the Square Mile, making it clear that they...
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    I think Hector's advice on this is relatively...

    I think Hector's advice on this is relatively clear, compared to some other areas (!) - it's not the physical distance that matters (or there would be a specified limit in miles), it's the travelling...
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    I've had an outstanding service from Contractor...

    I've had an outstanding service from Contractor Money ( = Contractor Financials). My pre-contracting credit rating was poor and I didn't expect to be able to get a mortgage at all to be honest. I...
  50. R&D Tax Credit changes in Budget 2012 - good news for our Plan B's

    "2.99 Research and Development (R&D) tax credits – As announced in Budget 2011, with effect from 1 April 2012 the rate of R&D tax credits for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will increase from...
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