Contractors & Freelancers
The Taxman loses most IR35 disputes!
We offer a specialised accountancy and tax service to IT and other professional contractors who wish to operate through their own limited company.
We were set up by contractors, for contractors, so we understand the way you work and the issues you face. If you are a first time contractor we can advise on all aspects of Company formation, salary and dividend structure to ensure that you minimize your tax and NI liabilities.
We offer access to our unbeatable online bookkeeping and payroll software. You'll also receive initial training on the usage of the software and on-going support from us and enjoy an instant, real-time view of all your financial information.
We understand that you may have neither the time nor the necessary experience to take care of all the administrative burdens associated with running a Limited Company. That is why we have put together some packages, which will take care of all your company's accountancy compliance, tax compliance and planning.
Please contact us if you would like a free consultation to discuss the tax advantages of contracting in more detail and the different possible scenarios.
We offer all inclusive services for contractors including...
- Company formation;
- Annual Accounts;
- Company tax returns;
- Personal Tax Returns;
- Company secretarial service;
- VAT Returns;
- PAYE Returns;
- Tax computations;
- Review of contracts for IR35 status;
- Provision of anti IR35 draft contracts;
- Dealing with IR35 disputes.
To see the range of packages we offer, see our packages page.
There are many factors to consider in deciding if a contractor is caught by the notorious IR35 legislation.
Fundamental factors to consider:
- The right to get a substitute or helper to do the job;
- Mutuality of obligations.
Other factors to consider:
- Provision of equipment;
- Financial Risk;
- Basis of Payment;
- Opportunity to profit from sound management;
- Part and parcel of the organisation;
- Right of dismissal;
- Employee benefits;
- Intention of the parties;
- Length of engagement.
These are often matters of general employment law, and not specific tax legislation. There is an enormous amount of Case Law in this area and the Taxman is not always right. They do not have the final say on whether somebody is caught by IR35 or not. We can argue your case for you.
The cost of employees and employers national insurance if you get it wrong are considerable as well as interest and penalties.
We can review your existing arrangements and give you our opinion on whether it will stand up to attack from the Revenue. We can help draft contracts for services to assist you and advise on how you can maximise your chances.
For more information, see our IR35 and contractors helpsheet.