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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
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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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    Self Assessment: 1st Contact Accounting makes it easy

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Nov 24, 2015
    The UK Self Assessment tax deadline is coming up on 31 January. Never fear though, 1st Contact Accounting can make this process quick and easy.
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    Did you overpay on tax? Here’s how to find out

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Nov 11, 2015
    One in every three people is due a UK tax refund, but millions of Pounds lie unclaimed with HMRC every year. We share the most common signs that you could be owed a tax refund. After all, who doesn’t like a surprise cheque in the mail?
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    Splurge with your HMRC tax refund

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 16, 2015
    With one in every three people working in the UK due a tax refund, it’s easy to get excited about some of your hard-earned cash making its way back to you. The average refund is £1,250 – and, while investing or saving might be the responsible thing to do, we’ve rounded up a few items that would definitely tempt us to let go of a few Pounds.
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    Why contractors need accountants

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 15, 2015
    Self-employed contractors have a freedom that is not readily available to full-time employees. However, this freedom comes with a unique set of tax challenges. This article shares some of the many benefits of outsourcing your accounting requirements.
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    How contractors can avoid IR35

    by 1st Contact | Aug 28, 2015
    In the last few years, HMRC have increased the enforcement of IR35 provisions to ensure that only those with a status of “self-employed” (as per their definition) receive the tax breaks they are entitled to. This article will take a look at some basic steps you can take towards ensuring your contracts remain IR35 friendly.
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    Accounting jargon buster

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jul 20, 2015
    Does talking to your accountant make you scratch your head in bewilderment? Accounting terms can be confusing to someone who doesn’t work in the business. Our jargon buster will help you decode the language of accounting.
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    Summer Budget Summary

    by Scott Brown | Jul 08, 2015
    On 8 July, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the revised budget for the 2015/16 financial year and beyond. This is his seventh budget and is directed at working people.
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  • Tax refunds

    HMRC dismisses £100 fine for late tax returns

    by John Dunn | Jun 02, 2015
    According to an internal memo picked up by The Daily Telegraph, HMRC’s £100 fine for people who missed the tax return deadline on 31 January is frequently being waived.
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    Take a holiday courtesy of HM Revenue & Customs

    by 1st Contact | Mar 11, 2015
    UK taxpayers can expect an average tax rebate of around £1,250 this year and, while investing the money is always a good option, sometimes it’s nice just to spoil yourself. Here are some of our favourite holiday experiences that cost less than your UK tax rebate.
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  • Accounting

    A guide to issuing shares in your limited company

    by Scott Brown | Feb 24, 2015
    When you decide to start you own business, you can choose to work as a contractor or set up a private limited company. If you decide on a limited company, you’ll need to appoint shareholders and directors, decide how many shares to allocate and how much share capital to put into the company. This guide will help you understand what share allocation is all about.
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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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