You can choose to do this yourself, or seek expert advice from a qualified tax expert. But be warned, IR35 is not a black and white decision.
1. Build a great team.
Full IR35 understanding requires knowledge of employment case law, and so you are best advised to seek professional advice. HMRC also offers a contract review service , but you are better off seeking an expert adviser who prioritises only your interests. When deciding on a payment structure , there are two main options. You can incorporate and become the director and shareholder of your own one person limited company, or you can work via an umbrella company. As such, if your contract is outside IR35, the limited company route will leave you far better off financially.
However, if your contract is inside IR35, your net income will be little affected whichever trading vehicle you take. The main difference in this case will be the additional administrative duties you would have to carry out as the director of your company.
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That is why, whilst limited company contractors typically earn more, many contractors still choose to work under umbrellas to avoid the hassle of running a business. One additional expense that limited company contractors incur comes in the form of accountancy fees. Some contractors might decide to do their own accounts, although the benefits of hiring an accountant most often far outweigh the costs.
Whilst most qualified high street accountants will be able to provide you with a service, specialist accountants are far more knowledgeable in areas that concern you, such as IR There are numerous accountancy firms that are specific to the contract sector who typically offer a package service consisting of preparation of accounts, corporation tax return, payroll matters, statutory affairs and telephone support.
The specialist ones on the contracting sector off a cloud based solution. If they don't then you probably want to avoid them.
Most agencies will recommend an umbrella company, often based on the quality of service offered to both the agency and the contractor. You may be the life and soul of the party.
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Your may be charging less than everyone else on the team. Under promise and over deliver when ever you can. You need to create the impression that you care about the client, and particularly care about making the boss look good. Decisions about who to extend and who to let go can often come down to money. Never underestimate the influence the bean counters can have over those sorts of decisions.
You may be feeling like the cat that got the cream after your last renegotiation, but long-term success requires a sustainable commercial relationship.
On long-term contracts, you need to earn enough to ensure you stick with it to the end of the project. Charge too little, and you could end up losing the respect of your client and being marginalised into doing parts of the project that are too junior for you, which could hurt your career prospects.
Informally communicate achievements to the client on a regular basis, perhaps over lunch. Make it tangible and as easy to understand as possible.
Let them see where their money went. Market, market, market Speaking of branding, you'll want to be sure you are always marketing your company. Cover your bases. Stay involved. Don't cut corners.
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