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Alex Askew

Member Since: 06th July 2009
No of Articles: 7
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17th January 2011

What is IR35?

If you have never been involved with contract work before, chances are you will never of heard of the tax legislation known as IR35. This legislation is aimed at preventing contractors taking advantage of the tax benefits associated with operating through...

16th November 2010

OTSs review will focus on more than just IR35

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is reviewing small business taxation which covers more than just IR35. Although much of the limelight surrounding the review has fixed itself on the infamous IR35, small business taxation covers a broader range of el...

23rd September 2010

Have you considered saving for your future whilst contracting?

As a contractor working on multiple job assignments whilst using an Umbrella Service, you may not have considered a specialist contractor pension yet. If a pension is something you have not considered, you wouldnt be the only one. Research has found ...

29th August 2010

Use an Umbrella Company? - Ensure your workplace is deemed temporary

If you are contractor, assessing your workplace status is extremely important. There are a number of rules set by HMRC which will determine whether you have the right to claim travel and subsistence expenses whilst you work. The rules heavily focus on whe...

21st July 2010

IR35 for Dummies

Hi, my names Alex and I work for Danbro Accounting Solutions as part of the Marketing team. If like me you were completely new to contracting, you had probably never heard of the term IR35 before or know its meaning. In this article I will be trying to ex...

18th July 2010

HMRC Amend PAYE Penalties Guidance

At the start of the tax year new late payment penalties were introduced for PAYE and other payments due from employers. The new rules apply to almost all employers and contractors, whether they employ one or a hundred employees. The rules apply to monthly...

13th July 2010

Emergency Budget 2010 – Good news for contractors

Specialist contractor accountancy firm Danbro has said that the Emergency Budget unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne includes good news for contractors. Mr Osborne said the ‘tough but fair' new Budget, which includes a VAT increase FROM 17.5% to 20...