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...]
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If the words simple, cost effective and tax compliant sound good to you, then consider JSA's Umbrella Company Service as your best contractor choice.
An umbrella company service is ideally suited to freelancers who want to experience the rewards of contracting without the responsibility of running their own limited company. It is also generally the best choice for those whose contracts are caught by IR35.
Our WorkWise umbrella company service is designed for those of you who live a fast paced lifestyle and hate paperwork! Sound familiar?
There's little administration involved, you don't have to manage your books, and you get paid on time every time!
JSA have made a good effort with their website, which they have tried to make as easy to understand as possible. It's full of relevant content and caters for both the first time contractor and the more experienced veteran. JSA is under new ownership and management, this usually means a company tries that little bit harder.
The price is at the top end of being acceptable.
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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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