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    :popcorn:

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  2. There will be few lawyers who understand the...

    There will be few lawyers who understand the legislation, so finding someone competent to do this could be a challenge. At the moment, there is no legislation to be making any appeals about anyway,...
  3. I ensure that everyone knows what the contract is...

    I ensure that everyone knows what the contract is and that the working conditions match being outside IR35.

    If that doesn't work out, then there are tow choices. Either accept the role as being...
  4. No. It's your responsibility.

    No. It's your responsibility.
  5. Pay your tax and National Insurance then. It's...

    Pay your tax and National Insurance then. It's your responsibiltiy to hve determined the status, and your responsibility to pay the right tax.

    This is the kind of case (where people know they are...
  6. From yourself :freaky:

    From yourself :freaky:
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    I miss him

    I miss him
  8. HMRC have engaged plenty of contractors outside...

    HMRC have engaged plenty of contractors outside IR35 over the years, so maybe they'll start spamming those as the starting point. Get your own house clean etc

    Conversely, HMRC may realise that...
  9. You charge a lot of money. That's how you cover...

    You charge a lot of money. That's how you cover expenses. If you aren't covering expenses plus income in your rate, you haven't priced the contract up properly.



    You can claim valid expenses...
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    Liability is with the limited company, apart from...

    Liability is with the limited company, apart from extreme cases where HMRC have applied to transfer the liability to the individual. There is a good blog post from Whitefield Tax about it (I think). ...
  11. Stress plus the cost of the investigation...

    Stress plus the cost of the investigation (financially and in time spent) would be enough to make me worry.

    I plan to close my company early in the next tax year, as I see little to no benefit of...
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    7 1/2 years on the last project. The last...

    7 1/2 years on the last project. The last contractor left in January having done 9 1/2 years. All working from home on a cracking rate (no increases in the time though).

    I know someone who did 20+...
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    And no expenses.

    And no expenses.
  14. How is this different from something like...

    How is this different from something like iContract, for example?

    I looked at their business model when they were doing a funding round on Seedrs, read their track record and plans etc., spoke to...
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    Put the project in FreeAgent. Put the time in...

    Put the project in FreeAgent. Put the time in FreeAgent so that I can generate an invoice. Look at the project and it tells me.

    So for the contract that I had from August 2017 to January 2018 (the...
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    Four months work (68 days), eight months (and...

    Four months work (68 days), eight months (and counting) not working :frown
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    Poll: Corbyn was the Labour equivalent of William Hague...

    Corbyn was the Labour equivalent of William Hague - unelectable but had some conviction that they were right and that everyone else was wrong.

    Long-Bailey (if she becomes leader) will be Labour's...
  18. Why would you bother opening a new company? If...

    Why would you bother opening a new company? If you're going to be deemed inside IR35 then you might as well go umbrella and be an employee, so why would you bother having the expense of running a...
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    It affects you even more than most - you're...

    It affects you even more than most - you're currently operating outside IR35 but the client is going to tell HMRC from April that you are working on the same contract and you are inside IR35. If that...
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    Been impressed with Maslins to date. Whoever...

    Been impressed with Maslins to date.

    Whoever you choose, check that they're legit before you join them.
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    Expenses should be charged in line with your...

    Expenses should be charged in line with your employer's expenses policy.
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    Interesting that they are assuming you want to...

    Interesting that they are assuming you want to continue with them. Personally I'd leave it until the contract runs out and walk away without saying a word.

    Hopefully just after they've resourced...
  23. I answer it by highlighting the different levels...

    I answer it by highlighting the different levels of tax that are paid by employees and the self-employed.

    For example:

    On the first £8424 an employee and contractor pay the same tax - no income...
  24. May 1st to whenever the market picks up :frown

    May 1st to whenever the market picks up :frown
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    Many agencies have an approved supplier list that...

    Many agencies have an approved supplier list that limits the choice of umbrella company. SOme agencies own their own umbrella so would force you into using that one.
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    What does your contract say about that? What does...

    What does your contract say about that? What does the contract between client and agency say about it?

    I'd be careful about going too far down that route without knowing exactly what you might end...
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    Are you sure you're not reading too much into a...

    Are you sure you're not reading too much into a typo? Imagine that there was an additional "r" in the message that seems to have upset you so much:



    and it makes a much more reasonable question...
  28. Sticky: Until the new legislation is introduced, the...

    Until the new legislation is introduced, the client cannot deduct anything from your invoice. There is no mechanism to tell HMRC whether they think you are inside or outside IR35 - HMRC could start...
  29. Moving from Intouch to Dynamo some years back was...

    Moving from Intouch to Dynamo some years back was quicker and easier than moving from Dynamo this year.

    Intouch were on their bespoke portal, Dynamo on Freeagent. Using different software is no...
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    That's the trouble with racist posts, they have a...

    That's the trouble with racist posts, they have a nasty habit of coming across as racist.
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    Looks genuine. Why not sign up and see what it's...

    Looks genuine. Why not sign up and see what it's all about?
  32. You've not met any of the "ladies" of CUK, have...

    You've not met any of the "ladies" of CUK, have you?
  33. That would be my interpretation as well - they...

    That would be my interpretation as well - they don't know whether the role will be assessed to be inside or outside until February when they will make their assessment.

    In the meantime, it's the...
  34. Undertaking a contract assessment is an indicator...

    Undertaking a contract assessment is an indicator that you have undertaken due diligence to understand whether the role was inside IR35 or not, and therefore to enable the company to deduct the right...
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    Her salary doesn't need to be back dated at all,...

    Her salary doesn't need to be back dated at all, so there is no need to think about that. Instead of paying her a salary that is split over 12 months, split it over 6 or whatever. There is no benefit...
  36. Sticky: Yes. Any payments made after April 6th will need...

    Yes. Any payments made after April 6th will need to be on the basis of an assessment made by the client.



    The draft legislation is written. There must be a Finance Act in order to collect...
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    You don't need to change accountants or portals...

    You don't need to change accountants or portals to use any of those payment methods that they suggest.

    What they are suggesting is that they avoid the banking charges by paying you through a...
  38. If you are only ever going to work for someone...

    If you are only ever going to work for someone else, then it's not an issue.

    Where it might be an issue is if you shut down and take ER, then work for an umbrella company for a little while, and...
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    Hays are also working with Qdos on how to...

    Hays are also working with Qdos on how to accurately assess contractors so maybe more people will operate through them if they show that they understand what needs to be done and do it properly.
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    Have you tried Google? There are loads there ...

    Have you tried Google? There are loads there

    resolution of general meeting to approve a loan to a director - Company and partnership documents - docs4biz.co.uk

    Since I'm so nice, I've even gone...
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    But you can't reclaim the National Insurance that...

    But you can't reclaim the National Insurance that has been deducted.
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    My only permie exit interview happened as soon as...

    My only permie exit interview happened as soon as I handed in my notice (or as soon after that as was practical since I resigned between Christmas and New Year).

    First thing the manager asked was...
  43. Unfortunately, I have a non disclosure agreement...

    Unfortunately, I have a non disclosure agreement with my previous clients preventing me from disclosing named contacts on any engagement. I'm sure that RBS would admire that principal since they know...
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    I'm happy to provide my expert advice and...

    I'm happy to provide my expert advice and guidance to any client that is willing to pay.

    For £500 plus expenses plus VAT, I'd be willing to travel to the agency and spend time giving them that...
  45. IMHO only you are at no greater risk of an...

    IMHO only you are at no greater risk of an investigation than you already are.

    Until the new legislation is in place, it is your responsibility to make the determination and to deduct the correct...
  46. As well as the prep work that you're already...

    As well as the prep work that you're already doing, I would tell the client that if HMRC come calling it's important that they do not answer anything without getting professional advice. The last...
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    Possibly. I have had an inside IR35 contract...

    Possibly.

    I have had an inside IR35 contract and paid the vast majority of that income into my pension plan because I received the income gross and it's my responsibility to deduct the right level...
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    The upper tier tribunal found that having the...

    The upper tier tribunal found that having the contractual right was important, even if the client would have refused, when JohnTheBike took his employment claim through the tribunal system.

    While...
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    I agree - it comes under Regulation 72 of the...

    I agree - it comes under Regulation 72 of the Income Tax (PAYE) Regulations.

    If the company / employee undertook due diligence and determined that there was no tax to pay because they were outside...
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    Poll: If the top brass listen to the Labour freelancing...

    If the top brass listen to the Labour freelancing group, that would be great. I think that the group has had discussions with John McDonnell, and their last paper was good from a contracting...
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