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    HMRC should refund it automatically, but it's...

    HMRC should refund it automatically, but it's worth asking your accountant to call them just to make sure. They have a habit of hanging onto money until people ask for it sometimes!
  2. What have they said? I have known other firms...

    What have they said?

    I have known other firms who simply file, but perhaps it's covered in their terms of engagement.
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    :suicide:

    :suicide:
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    You'll miss me when I'm gone.

    You'll miss me when I'm gone.
  5. Did you complete a questionnaire, or any other...

    Did you complete a questionnaire, or any other document that may have given them authority?

    Are you sure it's class 1a and not normal PAYE? If the reference ends in 1413 it's Class 1a. If it's...
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    I definitely will :) The upside of being...

    I definitely will :)

    The upside of being terminally single is that I can wander off and please myself, and I don't need to worry about a little one. The cats may notice I'm gone, but as long as...
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    That's been the overwhelming response so far,...

    That's been the overwhelming response so far, which is great. No one has told me I'm mad, they've just added new destinations to my list. I've even had an invite to visit apes in Borneo :)
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    Nothing bad! It was nice to read your thread...

    Nothing bad! It was nice to read your thread about taking time off, although you'll be with your little one and I'll be more likely feeding monkeys somewhere.
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    Not a chance, it's the only thing I've ever won...

    Not a chance, it's the only thing I've ever won :p Apart from a lump of pork in a raffle, and I'm vegetarian.
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    A bit of both. Just booked flights and a hotel...

    A bit of both. Just booked flights and a hotel in Sharm, but I'm using a specific tour company for Jordan as it's a bit less safe for a single girlie. Peru will be the same according to friends who...
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    No :D

    No :D
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    Not if it's wholly and exclusively for the...

    Not if it's wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the mojito, errr, trade :)
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    I could start a new career writing travel blogs,...

    I could start a new career writing travel blogs, then it could count as allowable. Research and all that :)
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    If I could, I would :D Thailand is definitely...

    If I could, I would :D

    Thailand is definitely on the list, as is Jordan, Peru, Cambodia, Vietnam, maybe Sri Lanka, various US states and a lot of European countries. Basically everywhere, I just...
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    Even I'm not THAT nice ;) I'm running away to...

    Even I'm not THAT nice ;)

    I'm running away to explore the world. Starting with Egypt. No idea where next, but it will be sunny and have copious cocktails :D
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    I can bore you all with loads on photos when I...

    I can bore you all with loads on photos when I get back though :)

    I blame Mary Poppins, it was her Benched thread that did it. Can't let you contractors have all the fun of extended time off!
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    :o We could do this all day :D

    :o

    We could do this all day :D
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    :o

    :o
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    Thanks for asking. I'm off to Athens for the...

    Thanks for asking.

    I'm off to Athens for the week next week, so mostly lingering around the airport on Sunday and packing on Saturday :)
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    If you're trying to figure out your personal tax...

    If you're trying to figure out your personal tax liability, try this:

    The higher rate limit is £41,865 if you have a normal tax code.

    Deduct any gross income from that - so prior salary, gross...
  21. You can claim 20p per mile for cycling :)

    You can claim 20p per mile for cycling :)
  22. You can't claim the Employment Allowance on a...

    You can't claim the Employment Allowance on a deemed payment calculation, but you can claim it on an actual salary. All you therefore need to do is pay an actual proper salary through the year of at...
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    That's what I thought. They encouraged her to...

    That's what I thought. They encouraged her to break the law just so they could get a newspaper story, and then got her arrested too. I'm not a fan of the girl, but can't help feeling a bit sorry...
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    Totally agree. Find out the exact breakdown of...

    Totally agree.

    Find out the exact breakdown of that £3,000 and make sure you know how much you're going to owe in VAT and CT. Also make sure you get your head around the company tax vs your...
  25. 95% of the income from the contract would need to...

    95% of the income from the contract would need to be paid as salary, and how much tax you pay depends on your other personal income in that tax year. It's no worse than if you were an employee, in...
  26. That's what I'd advise, as the final gain would...

    That's what I'd advise, as the final gain would then be tax free.

    The potential risk in closing and claiming ER is that HMRC could refuse it if it's being done solely for tax reasons. This...
  27. That's why the BET isn't realistic, it doesn't...

    That's why the BET isn't realistic, it doesn't reflect the actual legislation but rather what HMRC would like it to be.

    Their new guidance is pretty much the same. An interesting read, but based...
  28. We've seen a few of these, and it's nothing to...

    We've seen a few of these, and it's nothing to worry about too much as long as you're outside of IR35. This bit:

    "If you are not paying tax via a PAYE arrangement, you must provide either a...
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    Personally I vote for who can do the job,...

    Personally I vote for who can do the job, regardless of whether they are male or female.

    I'm surprised that Cameron thinks it will make that much difference, and I would we (the voting public)...
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    Wait until it's restored and then call the bank? ...

    Wait until it's restored and then call the bank? The bank should then unfreeze the account.
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    Yup, that too if you don't do it properly :D

    Yup, that too if you don't do it properly :D
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    You can set up a structure using a Trust, but the...

    You can set up a structure using a Trust, but the genuine management and control would need to take place outside the UK. You'd also no doubt have a whole host of problems with UK suppliers and...
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    You're still paying for the ticket, so buying...

    You're still paying for the ticket, so buying something more expensive may result in less tax but also less income.

    In a very simple example to show how it works:

    Say you have income of £100....
  34. Thread: Benched

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    Good for you. I think most people probably work...

    Good for you. I think most people probably work 45 years with no more than a two week long break at any time, so if you have the chance to take longer then do it.

    Of course you've probably...
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    Thanks for asking. I'm having an early night...

    Thanks for asking.

    I'm having an early night tonight as I'm still recovering from a snowboard lesson on Tuesday and every muscle in my body hurts.

    Off to a party in London on Saturday night -...
  36. The accountant says "meh, you signed the accounts...

    The accountant says "meh, you signed the accounts and tax return, you're legally responsible, you signed our terms, your problem" - if they are morally defunct enough to offer that type of advice...
  37. Thread: Hello!

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    Hello and welcome :)

    Hello and welcome :)
  38. A lot of people find it easier as they can claim...

    A lot of people find it easier as they can claim a flat sum rather than what they spend, so it saves keeping track of exact amounts.
  39. Very much so. We used to apply and get them...

    Very much so. We used to apply and get them approved by all but one particular HMRC office, but these days we rarely get anything except a partial approval. They often won't approve use of scale...
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    I can absolutely understand the point, but this...

    I can absolutely understand the point, but this bit:

    "It asked us to propose how we would recompense the customer for this discrimination"

    sounds like they wanted a pay out rather than an...
  41. You can apply to Companies House for an...

    You can apply to Companies House for an Administrative Restoration, which I believe will cost you £100. The bank should then un-freeze your funds.

    Then slap your accountant for not warning you,...
  42. Have a read through here: CH51300 - Assessing...

    Have a read through here: CH51300 - Assessing Time Limits: The Time Limits: What are the new time limits?

    6 years from the end of the relevant period when there is an extended time limit.
  43. Give Assured Tax a call and explain. They may...

    Give Assured Tax a call and explain. They may well be able to ask HMRC for an extension on the grounds of poor advice to date.
  44. You only need one factor to put you outside, even...

    You only need one factor to put you outside, even if you have a dozen against you. Are you absolutely certain you cannot argue on the grounds of Control, Personal Service or lack of Mutuality of...
  45. Do you have an accountant? Any legal...

    Do you have an accountant? Any legal representation? PCG membership? Insurance?
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    Poll: I have some sober incidents in the year I regret,...

    I have some sober incidents in the year I regret, does that mean I should drink more?
  47. The information is being taken from the Service...

    The information is being taken from the Service Company box on the tax return though, so I can't see how it narrows down their investigation field by that much. A "service company" would be an...
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    God no, I pay other people to do my manual...

    God no, I pay other people to do my manual labour. I'd only break it :D
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    Welcome :) Do you know how to bleed a radiator?

    Welcome :)

    Do you know how to bleed a radiator?
  50. That look quite scary! I'm a complete newbie, so...

    That look quite scary! I'm a complete newbie, so some soft landing below me would be preferable at this stage :D
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