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Personal Tax

A Contractors’ guide to using an Umbrella Company

04 October, 2010

When moving from permanent employment into contracting, the choice of an Umbrella Company looks very attractive as they provide stability for contractors that regular contracting cannot.

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Professional Indemnity cover for contractors

27 August, 2010

Part of a Contractor's daily service is to provide professional services and advice.

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Tax free pension funds for contractors

23 August, 2010

For Umbrella Company contractors there is a definite benefit to investing in a pension fund as it reduces PAYE and NI liabilities and they remain one of the few tax breaks available.

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Offshore tax evaders need to be afraid

23 December, 2009

Dave Hartnett, Permanent Secretary for Tax, has warned that offshore tax evaders need to be afraid.

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HMRC is re-viewing inheritance tax

14 November, 2009

Prediction by a law firm has it that the HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) will be clamping down on inheritance tax. This could mean estates will face heavy fines.

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HMRC introduces a series of toolkits

12 November, 2009

The toolkits are based on the most common errors seen and will help agents get returns right first time, which will reduce the need for compliance checks.

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Switzerland’s commitment to international tax standards

25 June, 2009

Mr. Hans-Rudolf Merz, Switzerland's finance minister, has confirmed the country’s willingness to increase tax transparency by committing to 12 revised double taxation treaties by the end of this year.

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Tax havens will not follow Gibraltar lead

19 June, 2009

The decision that Gibraltar has taken to introduce a standard 10% rate of corporate tax for multinational and domestic companies will not be followed by other low-tax jurisdictions.

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10% Penalty for voluntary disclosure

03 June, 2009

A 10% penalty for UK taxpayers who voluntarily disclose unpaid tax on accounts held offshore has been confirmed by the HMRC.

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Tax Haven Crack Down Demanded by MP’s

03 June, 2009

In order to ensure that poor countries gain the maximum benefit from their own resources, MPs have been urged by government to crack down on offshore tax havens and corruption.

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