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    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • blog autumn budget summary
    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • catching-money
    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible
    Oct 30, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • man-running-from-deadline
    Directors of limited companies: File your accounts on time and avoid fines
    Oct 04, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • happy-man-with-pounds
    Recently stopped working? You might have a tax refund waiting for you
    Sep 13, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • heart calculator desk cash
    Stay on the right side of HMRC as a contractor
    Jul 24, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • work environment
    Why UK contractors don’t trust HMRC’s online IR35 calculator
    Jul 11, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • Tax refunds for pensioners
    Paying into a UK pension? Don’t forget to claim your tax refund
    Jul 10, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • world currencies
    Contractors: How to make the most of your foreign currency payments
    Mar 16, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • Coin stacks
    Incoming minimum wage increase for UK workers
    Mar 13, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
 
 
  • Accounting

    Do you have your P60?

    by 1st Contact | Jun 08, 2011
    It’s the end of the tax season and now is a good time to apply to claim back any tax you may have overpaid in the last tax year, as well as the past 4 years, if you haven’t claimed previously.
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  • Accounting

    Payroll vs. Limited Company? Which is the better option for you?

    by 1st Contact | May 03, 2011
    One of the biggest decisions facing contractors today is whether to start a Limited Company or work through an Umbrella Payroll Company. If you are a contractor in the UK or considering living and working in the UK as an independent contractor, make sure you understand your options before making any decisions.
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  • Tax refunds

    Claiming a tax refund: Is it worth the hassle?

    by 1st Contact | Apr 08, 2011
    Many people don’t bother to apply for a tax refund because they either believe they are not due anything, or they feel the hassle far outweighs what they might get back. But the truth is with just a phone call to 1st Contact Tax Refunds, and a little time and energy to get the right documentation together, you could receive back an average of £850 – possibly even more if you haven’t claimed at all in the past 5 years.
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    Advice for those affected by the HMRC tax fiasco

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Sep 08, 2010
    A treasury department audit of HMRC has in the past few days revealed what is arguably the biggest administrative blunder ever.
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    Could you be due a UK Tax Refund?

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jun 23, 2010
    Take the quiz and find out!
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  • Accounting

    So you want to be an independent contractor? Follow these 10 tips before leaping!

    by 1st Contact | May 10, 2010
    If you want to make a success of contracting in the UK, you must plan for success. This may sound obvious, but many people simply make the decision to contract and then expect the work to start flowing in. 1st Contact Accounting suggest that while you’re still earning a salary, you should plan exactly how you are going to go from employed to contractor, using these 10 steps as a guide:
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    UK Chancellor Alistair Darling’s 2010 Budget Speech

    by 1st Contact | Mar 24, 2010
    The Budget Speech today delivered a ‘business as usual’ message for contractors in the UK. Contractors can breathe easy with no major changes from 1 April.
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  • Tax refunds

    Claiming your NI rebate - take control of your finances

    by 1st Contact | Mar 03, 2010
    The deadline to apply for the NI (National Insurance) Rebate is the 5th April 2010 so don’t miss out on this opportunity to take control of your finances.
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    Exorbitant tax refund commissions can rip off consumers

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Feb 04, 2010
    According to various news reports, it is alleged that various UK based Tax refunds agents are engaging in exploitative practices in the form of excessive commission charges on tax refunds claims managed for their customers. Numerous UK firms have been identified for taking anything between 19% and 40% of tax payer’s refunds.One of the most experienced and established
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  • Tax refunds

    Tax fraud persists

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 05, 2009
    1st Contact urges individuals to not be fooled by fraudsters who claim to be HMRC officials. In order to safe guard against this, 1st Contact advises you to view the example below of a typical fraudulent e-mail, in an attempt to get the banking details of unsuspecting individuals. In addition to this, it is crucial to note of the following in order to avoid being made a victim of Tax Fraud:
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  • man-making-more-money
    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • blog autumn budget summary
    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • catching-money
    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible
    Oct 30, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • man-running-from-deadline
    Directors of limited companies: File your accounts on time and avoid fines
    Oct 04, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • happy-man-with-pounds
    Recently stopped working? You might have a tax refund waiting for you
    Sep 13, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • heart calculator desk cash
    Stay on the right side of HMRC as a contractor
    Jul 24, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • work environment
    Why UK contractors don’t trust HMRC’s online IR35 calculator
    Jul 11, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • Tax refunds for pensioners
    Paying into a UK pension? Don’t forget to claim your tax refund
    Jul 10, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • world currencies
    Contractors: How to make the most of your foreign currency payments
    Mar 16, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • Coin stacks
    Incoming minimum wage increase for UK workers
    Mar 13, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
 
 

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