Running your Company

Running your own limited company can seem daunting at the beginning however with help from a good specialist contractor accountant, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. In this section James shares a number of guides on topics his clients tend to ask her about on a day to day basis.

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Choosing a Contractor Accountant

When contracting through your own Limited company, it can seem like a daunting task to choose your accountant – there are hundreds out there, so how do you choose the best one for you?

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Contracting through a Limited Company

The finer details of tax planning are what you hire an accountant for – you are not going to be the one sitting down with a calculator, to work out the optimum way to split your income, across your tax allowances. So what does running your own Limited Company actually involve for you?

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Can I do my own Accounts?

Preparing and submitting your own accounts can be easy – as long as you know what you’re doing! If not then there are plenty of accountants out there who can help and they don’t have to be expensive, you just need to ensure you find the right one for you.

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Contractor Guide to Dividends

Dividends are one of two ways you can pay yourself through your Limited company – the other being through the company payroll, under PAYE. Dividends are essentially a portion of the company’s profit that’s paid to shareholders – that is, yourself – after tax.

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Childcare Costs

Thanks to recent changes, contractors are now able to partake in the new Tax Free Childcare scheme. This means that the government will top up a childcare account with 20% – so for every £8 paid in, you will receive an additional £2 for free.

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