Contractors

The provision of high level knowledge skills in certain sectors of the UK economy has traditionally been delivered by individuals trading as limited company ‘contractors’.

This structure allows both worker and the client to obtain flexibility, outside of the constraints of modern day employment law, as well as both obtaining tax and national insurance savings.

 

We have developed a wealth of accounting experience in acting for such contractors, who typically require a mix of our services such as:

  • Start-up assistance
  • Specialist tax advice in relation to IR35 and “24 month” rule for travel and subsistence
  • IR35 contract reviews
  • Registering for VAT
  • Remuneration planning ( tax efficient mix of salary and dividends)
  • Annual payroll and personal tax returns
  • Cloud Accounting services

 

We can also help answer questions such as

  • Is my contract IR35 friendly?
  • When can I take dividends?
  • How do I start a limited company?

Client Review

As an engineering manager, I started my own consultancy business ten years ago, with my wife as co-director. Whiting & Partners guided us in setting up the day to day accounting systems, that even the smallest company has to have, and have since looked after the annual accounts and tax matters.



 
Latest Blogs in Contractors
 
Vanessa Pearson
18th March 2016 Public Sector Contracts

Budget 2016: The end of public sector contracting? It was announced in the Spring Budget 2016 that engagers in the public sector will be responsible for deciding the IR35 status of their contractors from April 2017: Click here for the PDF It is estimated that 20,000 Personal Services Company’s working in the public sector are avoiding…

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Ian Piper
28th December 2015 Targetted Anti-avoidance Rule

10% Tax Rate: Loophole closed for serial liquidators. The 2015 Autumn Statement, recently published as the Finance Bill 2016, introduces a new targeted anti-avoidance tax rule to stop contractors regularly liquidating their company then starting a new company, to extract profits at a personal tax rate of just under 10% rather than the usual effective rate of 25%+:…

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Ian Piper
23rd October 2015 Disguised Employment Anti-Avoidance Legislation

IR35: CIOT and HMRC both suggesting changes required. The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has suggested a new approach to tackle those who are ignoring or manipulating IR35 rules so they can avoid tax payments to HMRC. HMRC have recently suggested transferring the IR35 compliance obligation from the worker and his/her personal service company (PSC) to…

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Vanessa Pearson
14th August 2015 24 month Rule

Contractors: Beware possible end to 24 month travel & subsistence tax rules. The more observant readers of the recent Summer Budget will have noticed that tucked away from the main headlines was the announcement that HMRC have started a 3 month consultation exercise into:     Employment Intermediaries and Tax Relief for Travel and Subsistence The aim…

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