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    Had my 1st BBQ of the year on 1st Jan. In...

    Had my 1st BBQ of the year on 1st Jan. In Scotland. Not kidding.
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    Nah. To be a superspreader you need to have lots...

    Nah. To be a superspreader you need to have lots of friends.
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    Not sure who is right or not, but I'll still take...

    Not sure who is right or not, but I'll still take 80% of 700 for 3 months if I can - so going to apply.
  4. You couldn't make it up. My old man has finally...

    You couldn't make it up. My old man has finally retired due to IR35 - wonder if it will be another temporary retirement, he's had plenty in the past.

    Wondering if I should now get myself another...
  5. RBS Business Banking Switch - Free Money or PITA?

    I have an RBS business banking account which they keep pestering me to move elsewhere with an £820 + £500 incentive for doing so. I think this is due to pressure from government to offload some of...
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    I think all that W-8BEN-E form does is to...

    I think all that W-8BEN-E form does is to officially document that.
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    Thanks for the very helpful advice above. I...

    Thanks for the very helpful advice above.

    I was also wondering, if trading under a UK Ltd. in the US, are you not subjected to witholding tax at the 30% rate? But I think this can be redueced to...
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    Yes, IPSE member, good idea. :glasses

    Yes, IPSE member, good idea. :glasses
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    Some of the platforms I am interested in, like...

    Some of the platforms I am interested in, like say AWS Marketplace, need a US business bank account, for which I need a US corporate entity. Would seem risky to work outside of a limited liability...
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    Seems that an LLC is a bad choice for a...

    Seems that an LLC is a bad choice for a subsidiary as it is not really intended to be used as such and does not align well with the tax treaty - so double taxation would be applied at a 30% rate. A...
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    Incorporating in the USA (as subsidiary)

    Hi,

    There are a number of platforms and opportunities for taking on contract work in the USA, but the yanks generally won't deal with non-US based companies, even if they are happy with the...
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    Yes, its the same really as it was before. Its a...

    Yes, its the same really as it was before. Its a tech lead position advising to a management team, not hands on the code anymore. Pays well but after this I'm looking to get back to being hands on...
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    So they have now sent me a new contract - not bad...

    So they have now sent me a new contract - not bad for 5pm on a Friday. That's me signed up till Christmas.
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    Thanks all for your input. Its sounds like if...

    Thanks all for your input.

    Its sounds like if I am coming in on Monday, the minimum I should do is to get an email from the Client confirming that they are happy to continue the contract as-is.
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    If I continue working over the next 10 days on an...

    If I continue working over the next 10 days on an 'as-is' basis, is the notice period effectively zero during that time?

    I'm just thinking, if I did find something else and they wanted me to start...
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    Working out of contract?

    Hi,

    My contract is to be renewed for 6 months, but here I am on the last day of the previous one with delays to the new one due to "internal process delays" (i.e. some useless slacker didn't do...
  17. Does dividend tax apply to dividends falling within the personal allowance?

    I am looking at this dividend/directors salary income tax article here:

    https://jf-financial.co.uk/2017/01/12/optimum-directors-salary-dividends-201718/

    It says: "Salary is £8,164 so this...
  18. Funny how we're all happy we dodged the IR35...

    Funny how we're all happy we dodged the IR35 bomb, so came away happy, when in reality we got more dividend tax. I think I see how that one was spun.
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    "the liability is on the agent or client" - I...

    "the liability is on the agent or client" - I don't understand this. They deduct the PAYE then give you the money, so what difference does it make to the agent or client that the money is handed to...
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    Just had the same story from a recruitment...

    Just had the same story from a recruitment consultant.

    My Ltd. company owns a small office that it is paying a mortgage on, so I need it to keep earning and have accounts that I can present to...
  21. Most helpful, thank you.

    Most helpful, thank you.
  22. Poll: Outside. The PSC took the sensible view that...

    Outside.

    The PSC took the sensible view that as all contractors had a right of substitution, that in practice they would be very likely to accept a recommended substitute - it would save them the...
  23. When to apply VAT flat rate scheme changes?

    Hi, my companies next VAT filing date is 30th April. That will be for the preceding quarter, so I have invoices made before the flat rate scheme changed, and invoices after the scheme changed.
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  24. Yes, would rather not take the risk. I'll make it...

    Yes, would rather not take the risk. I'll make it my aim to get an all clear from the end-client on the RoS then no risk at all.
  25. So my agency have set things up so that the last...

    So my agency have set things up so that the last payment in March will go through fast before the deadline. Also the end-client are taking a favorable view on contracts like mine with a RoS clause -...
  26. :laugh This must be the most thoroughly tested...

    :laugh

    This must be the most thoroughly tested piece of software HMRC have ever produced, thanks to all the experts on here putting it through its paces.

    Can you all do the same for Basic PAYE...
  27. Thanks. I will check the details very carefully...

    Thanks. I will check the details very carefully in that case, might be worth leaving a little early if it doesn't seem like its going to work out the right way for me.
  28. Finishing 31st March, do I need an IR35 determination?

    My businesses contract ends on 31st March. The agency has said, so long as timesheets are in by then, they will get the money before 6th April.

    So am I right in thinking that the public sector...
  29. Will being caught by IR35 changes be back-dated in an ongoing contract?

    So I've been working in public sector for 12 month outside of IR35. If the public sector body were to now decide that I am inside IR35, would that trigger an IR35 investigation that could lead to me...
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    Inspect -> Application -> Clear Storage sorts the...

    Inspect -> Application -> Clear Storage sorts the problem. Must be an old cookie hanging around causing the problem.
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    All I get from HMRCs shiny new tool is: "Bad...

    All I get from HMRCs shiny new tool is:

    "Bad CSRF token found in query String"

    Perhaps they should have hired some decent contractors to implement it? Splendid job... :laugh
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    Looks good, I think I'd pay that for the...

    Looks good, I think I'd pay that for the occasional London workspace access alone. I'm signing up, I'll just have to take the hit for the Jury Service this time.
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    I'm not an IPSE+ member, but I think I will sign...

    I'm not an IPSE+ member, but I think I will sign up now. I just hadn't really given something like this much thought until it happens. Or I had somehow assumed it would only ever be a day or two of...
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    Jury Service

    Hi,
    If I have to attend for 10 days, my loss of earnings will be over £4000. Should I just not show up and take my chances with the £1000 fine? Economically, that would seem like the better option....
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