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    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
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    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible
    Oct 30, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Directors of limited companies: File your accounts on time and avoid fines
    Oct 04, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Recently stopped working? You might have a tax refund waiting for you
    Sep 13, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Stay on the right side of HMRC as a contractor
    Jul 24, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    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
 
 
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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.
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    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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    Opportunities for contractors during tough times

    by 1st Contact | Mar 05, 2009
    As has been well documented in the press over the last few months the global economy has been experiencing a sharp downturn recently, a situation that looks likely to continue for some time still. All around London and the UK companies are cutting costs and implementing hiring freezes in an effort to stay afloat in times of great uncertainty.
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    New security measure for claiming tax refunds revealed

    by 1st Contact | Mar 05, 2009
    We reveal a new security measure that has recently been implemented by her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). This new development requires the issuance of National Insurance (NI) numbers in order for us to be able to follow up telephonically on tax refund submissions for our clients. As such 1st Contact urges our customers to apply for an NI number as soon as possible in order to prevent delays at HMRC when claiming you tax refund.
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    1st Contact urges individuals to safeguard against recent tax fraud scam

    by 1st Contact | Jan 15, 2009
    In a recent article released by the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7816450.stm), the run up to the 31 January deadline for self assessed tax returns, has seen the most “sophisticated and prolific” tax fraud scam in the UK to date.
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  • man-working-at-home
    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • tax-hand-magnifying-glass
    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • 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
 
 

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