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  1. Thanks for the replies, very interesting indeed. ...

    Thanks for the replies, very interesting indeed.

    I should've mentioned I'm direct with the client so no agency or intermediary in between.

    Not that I would lie, but in a direct bilateral...
  2. Yes, read the link, asking follow-on questions,...

    Yes, read the link, asking follow-on questions, e.g. does client need to renew that determination.

    Clearly, the ideal scenario for client and contractor is different. From a selfish point of...
  3. Thanks for the feedback. This is purely from...

    Thanks for the feedback.

    This is purely from the contractor viewpoint.

    I'd like to know how to remain outside IR35 and completely absolve myself (contractor) from any future IR35 penalties at...
  4. Ok my bad, edited original post to state OUTSIDE...

    Ok my bad, edited original post to state OUTSIDE IR35...

    You all knew what I meant!

    So, back to the original post, what does it take to remain outside IR35 in an ideal situation..
  5. What does it take for client to do to remain contracting inside IR35?

    For the upcoming April 2020 IR35 changes - in an ideal situation, what does the client have to do to for the contractor not only to remain outside IR35 but also to absolve him of any future...
  6. I think he wants to place his company under an...

    I think he wants to place his company under an ISA and therefore benefit from the dividends.

    if only..
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    Care to mention price and provider, I might need...

    Care to mention price and provider, I might need their services
  8. Agreed, 100%. If you don't have domain experience...

    Agreed, 100%. If you don't have domain experience you're no good. Helps more if you're an SME and can lead from the front and drive the change.
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    Corporation tax starting April 2020

    What is the Corp Tax starting April 2020, is it 17%?

    Does that 17% need 'approval' or is it 18% unless something happens to make it 17%?
  10. That's correct, client needs to make the...

    That's correct, client needs to make the determination ahead of April 2020.

    Again, will know more next week but I took the HR response as meaning the contract needs to reflect the working...
  11. The extension would take it beyond April 2020 (it...

    The extension would take it beyond April 2020 (it could be a 12-month extension, 6 months minimum)
    Only spoke to HR who confirmed renewal has been agreed in principal but that the contract has to be...
  12. Contract review on existing contract for April 2020 changes

    I had my contract reviewed by QDOS before the commencement of my current gig and the client accepted all changes QDOS recommended.

    I am direct with the client, no agency or intermediary...
  13. See, this is what happens when you ask your...

    See, this is what happens when you ask your accountant!

    If you didn't ask, you'd be blissfully ignorant..
  14. I was with Santander about 10 years ago. My...

    I was with Santander about 10 years ago.

    My only gripe was their lax security. I was asked to provide x and y letters of my security password and I must have been out by one letter and she...
  15. Online application steps for Further Leave to Remain,.

    I'm ready to submit the FLR(M) application, just want to be sure the sequence of events as there may not be a chance to go back once application is submitted. As I understand, this is the...
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    Thanks. I checked and I am still able to file my...

    Thanks. I checked and I am still able to file my latest VAT online, so that must mean I can continue for now as it stands.

    (kicks can down the road for another 3 months)
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    Ouch, £50pm is steep! I had a mailbox from MBE...

    Ouch, £50pm is steep!

    I had a mailbox from MBE Etc about 10 years ago, cost me under £20pm but now its more like £40pm. But that does include up to 3 or 4 additional companies, so you might want...
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    I don't understand why anyone would voluntarily...

    I don't understand why anyone would voluntarily purchase an annuity.

    Better to buy £1m of property as you'd probably end up with a gross yield of around £35-60k plus any capital appreciation.
    And...
  19. Curious to know, has TLC35 ever paid out? If...

    Curious to know, has TLC35 ever paid out?

    If so, how many claims and total payout?
  20. Offsetting rental income against rent paid

    A friend of mine is thinking of buying a 1-bed flat in Swindon and using the income to put towards the rent for a 2-bed flat in Maidenhead.

    As the potential Swindon flat is his first home...
  21. I'm with you on this one - I was asking a genuine...

    I'm with you on this one - I was asking a genuine question, although I can see why you were nervous.

    Charity in question is a hospital we've all heard of and there's no personal benefit.
    ...
  22. That's interesting. I always thought personal...

    That's interesting. I always thought personal donations were more tax efficient but it seems there's not much in it if donating through company.

    Btw, are there any rules regarding how much you can...
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    That's a good point. I pay annually so once I've...

    That's a good point. I pay annually so once I've picked my new accountant, will try and agree a fee for 2018 accounts.
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    Accountant recommendation

    Looking for accountant recommendation as my current one has seriously upped his charges to just over £2000 inc VAT.

    This covers accounts, VAT and payroll for 2 directors. I do my own...
  25. Is it officially a terrorist attack?

    Is it officially a terrorist attack?
  26. My advice would be to pay off the mortgage. ...

    My advice would be to pay off the mortgage.

    Sure, mortgage rates are low and you may be able to get better savings rates / investments elsewhere but there are some things you don't gamble with and...
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    Yes, I'm VAT registered and claim on purchases. ...

    Yes, I'm VAT registered and claim on purchases.

    So, is it £150 inc VAT or £150 + VAT ?

    thanks
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    Just to confirm, is that £150 inclusive of VAT? ...

    Just to confirm, is that £150 inclusive of VAT?

    And is the VAT claimable?
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    The OP knows the client is paying the agent...

    The OP knows the client is paying the agent £400pd but what is not known is if that is cost-plus or cost-inclusive.

    If its cost-plus, then the client should get the full £400. Lots of IB operate...
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    I think we're on the same wavelength, just...

    I think we're on the same wavelength, just slightly apart.

    Would you pay for life-insurance if you didn't have a mortgage? I'm guessing not, and that's my point.

    Quickly get to the point of...
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    Personally, I avoid insurances at all costs,...

    Personally, I avoid insurances at all costs, except for a few. Just a waste of money.

    Only thing I have insured is house, car and boiler cover, everything else if anything happens, I'll pay for...
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    Thanks, looks good. Will give them a call in...

    Thanks, looks good.

    Will give them a call in the morning.

    Btw, what kind of prices did they charge?

    Thanks
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    Fitted wardrobes

    Anyone had any fitted wardrobes recently and care to name a supplier?

    Looking to fit main bedroom and kids bedroom with a sliding wardrobe and normal doors in the 2 other bedrooms (one being a...
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    Contract to perm

    Mulling over a perm offer from my current contract client (direct, no agency).

    Any gotcha's or red flags I should be mindful of, if accepting the offer?

    thanks
  35. That's a good conversion. So, what I was told,...

    That's a good conversion.

    So, what I was told, its 220 x day rate less 20% for the benefits package, = 176 day rate multiple.

    220 is the days worked less holidays and sick time.

    The 20%...
  36. Offered base + benefits would be about 20% under...

    Offered base + benefits would be about 20% under a year's current contract money after tax - although there's a discretionary bonus, to which nobody will commit any actual amounts, and my Googling...
  37. cheers NLUK. Think I'll be ok with the...

    cheers NLUK.

    Think I'll be ok with the conversion :-)
  38. Tax liability on property renovation where its partly sold

    Saw an run down property that would be perfect for renovation and sell on.

    What's the tax situation in the following scenario?

    Buy a house, split into 2 flats, renovate both flats and sell one....
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    Do you lose any 'consumer rights' if you purchase...

    Do you lose any 'consumer rights' if you purchase from the business site?
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    Do you mean show Contracting Ltd Co details to be...

    Do you mean show Contracting Ltd Co details to be able to buy from Booker or Makro?

    Any min quantities?
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    Which year to book hardware

    Ordered computer hardware online on 29th Dec, order acknowledgement received immediately.

    However, payment was actually taken on 1st Jan and delivered today. VAT invoice shows 1st Jan. My credit...
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    I'll second that. Dell XPS is a beautiful machine...

    I'll second that. Dell XPS is a beautiful machine and well built. I've had mine for nearly 18 months and never had an issue.
  43. I wasn't explicit in my original posting, but I...

    I wasn't explicit in my original posting, but I wish to claim back the VAT.

    So, in summary, are we saying:

    1) VAT issued receipt has to made in the company name
    2) payment should really be...
  44. Purchasing hardware and claiming VAT on standard rate VAT

    Morning all

    Looking to purchase computer hardware and first time I've had to do so since I moved onto standard VAT.

    I understand the equipment has to be in the company name on the receipt but...
  45. Which broker are you using for DMA access and...

    Which broker are you using for DMA access and which markets are covered?
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    Buying gold bars

    Anyone have any experience of buying gold bars?

    My cousin and her husband are expecting their first child and to mark the occasion, they're looking to buy a 100g gold bar for the new arrival.
    ...
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    I'm currently a BA and I've been asked if I'd...

    I'm currently a BA and I've been asked if I'd like to additionally accept Product Owner responsibilities for the DMA trading platform.

    The course is a Product Owner course, delivered by an...
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    Training from client

    Currently on client site and they're insisting I go on a 2-day course, for which they will pay for.

    What's the best way to tackle this from IR35 perspective?

    Book and pay for the course myself...
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    HMRC confirmation of VAT change

    Around 5 weeks ago, I sent an email to HMRC to change from FRS to Standard VAT, backdated from 1st April 2017 (as per the guidance from their VAT Helpline).

    I asked for confirmation but have not...
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    Liar liar

    Loving the new Liar Liar video by Captain Ska
    Song calling Theresa May a ‘liar’ reaches tenth place in download charts but radio stations refuse to play it | The Independent

    Can't believe the...
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