Are you a contractor? If you work for someone else, it is important to know whether you are working for that person in an employed capacity or in a self-employed capacity as an independent contractor.
Your employment status will determine the charge to tax on income from your employment or self-employment. It will also determine the class of NICs, which are to be paid.
Umbrella Companies employ you for tax purposes and complete central returns for all their contractors. It's less hassle and more flexible for you but take home pay is typically less than that the limited company option.
The best option for you depends on your plans, 'one off' contract or 'contractor for life'? [Read More...]
Slick & professional
"At Brookson, our umbrella company service offers freelance contractors a complete employment service, backed by a reputation for compliance and customer service.
We can take care of the time consuming paperwork like timesheets and invoicing whilst making sure you benefit from the tax relief available to you on the expenses you incur.
Our service is designed with your lifestyle in mind providing you same day CHAPS bank transfers and timely SMS text alerts on payments. You do not need to worry about IR35 because it simply does not apply to you through this service.
n addition to this safe and hassle free way of working you will benefit from an impressive level of insurance cover; and a free year-end self assessment tax return."
A major gripe with this company is that, in normal circumstances, you can't simply ring up and ask about their umbrella services. You have to call up to make an appointment for them to call you back later. Possibly inconvenient for you, but that's the way the operate.
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With 23 votes, Brookson has an average review score of 2.5.
2.5 / 5.0 [23 Votes]
It's the basics... Compliance with Tax, VAT, PAYE and fiscal arrangements is mandatory for contractors regardless of whether you use an umbrella company or your own limited company.
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