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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
  • 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
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    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
 
 
  • Could you have paid too much tax

    Could you have paid too much tax?

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 25, 2016
    If you’ve changed jobs, earnings or benefits during the last tax year, you could be entitled to a tax refund. It’s always great to have a little extra cash in your back pocket, so we’ve rounded up the 10 most common ways that you could have paid too much tax.
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  • Uk contractors forced to overpay VAT

    UK contractors forced to overpay on VAT

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 22, 2016
    There is growing concern that the Flat Rate VAT system for UK contractors will end up forcing some small businesses to pay more VAT. Reports of HMRC ignoring verdicts of tax tribunals and forcing small businesses to pay higher VAT rates than required have begun to surface.
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    Self Assessment tax returns in numbers

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 07, 2016
    As the 2016/2017 tax year kicks off, we look back at a few interesting facts and figures from the last tax season.
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    The 2016 Budget summary

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 16, 2016
    On 16 March, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, read the Budget Statement for the 2016/17 tax year and beyond. The March Budget was directed at future generations and continuing the national recovery.
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  • 1st Contact makes claiming your UK tax refund easy

    1st Contact makes claiming your UK tax refund easy

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 15, 2016
    We take the hassle out of claiming a UK tax rebate. In our 15 years of service, we have helped more than 200,000 people who have paid tax in the UK with over 250,000 claims.
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  • UK leader in IT contractors

    UK is leader in IT contractors

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 09, 2016
    With a booming economy and increased business opportunities, UK businesses are making extensive use of IT contractors. A recent survey shows that, with usage at 76%, these numbers are significantly higher than the international average.
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    The 10 most ridiculous excuses for not submitting your Self Assessment tax return on time

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Feb 01, 2016
    The 31 January Self Assessment tax return deadline is fast approaching. While the best option is always to submit your tax return on time, if you do have an excuse, we recommend that you avoid using one from the list below.
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  • Pension savings

    Why UK contractors should set up a pension

    by 1st Contact | Jan 18, 2016
    Whether you are a pay as you earn (PAYE) contractor or you work through a limited company outside of IR35, you should be investing in some form of pension savings. Our sister company, Sable Wealth can help you pick the right pension.
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  • Accounting

    Get the most of your year-end bonus in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Dec 16, 2015
    It’s the time of year when things start slowing down, leaving you free to plan how to spend your year-end bonus. While it may be tempting to spend it all on a new 3D TV or an extravagant trip to an exotic destination, it’s always a good idea to prepare for rainy days. We asked the wealth experts at our sister company, Sable, for their recommendations on how to get the most out of your year-end bonus.
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  • Accounting

    Contractors – should you work from home or join an office?

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Dec 02, 2015
    Being a contractor allows a level freedom that’s not available to most employees. With this autonomy comes the decision of whether to work from home or join an office. Research has shown that people are more productive when they’re alone, but more collaborative and innovative when together. We look at both options and highlight a few pros and cons.
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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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