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IR35 – Should the client be booking my flights?

Q. In terms of a contract if all other parts would be deemed to be classed as outside of IR35, but the company required occasional short notice travel abroad, and the company are suggesting that their own travel department would book and pay for those flights would that then put ...

Length of engagement – am I outside of IR35?

Q. A query regarding IR35 - I'm currently working in a contract outside of IR35 - if I'm offered an extension which takes my time at the company above 2 years will that mean the IR35 status changes. I know you lose the option to claim travel expenses at that point but I noticed i...

Am I eligible for claiming my travel expenses?

Q. I am IT consultant and working for the same client for last 4 years. First two and half years the deliverables were different (say job role 1) and last 1.5 years the deliverables were different (say job role 2). I have terminated my assignment 10 days before the actual end dat...

Sole Trader or Limited Company?

Q. If I have a contract with a company for 1 year and I need to set up my own business, do I have a limited business or sole trader?A. We cannot advise you on whether to set up a limited company or operate as a sole trader.There are many factors to consider, such as your ...

IR35 – Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Q. Having completed the dreaded online HMRC IR35 test my result was inconclusive. Having completed the test a number of times it would seem to be that the inconclusive result hinges on a single question namely "What does the worker have to provide for this engagement that they ca...

Sole trader or limited company?

Q. I am a optometrist company director and due to ill health I would like to revert back to locum work, what is the best option for me? Sole trader or form a limited company?A. As a very general rule of thumb, if anticipated annual profits are expected to be in excess of £40...

Contractor Flights

Q. I am working with a contract for a large company and they require me to travel on business to deliver projects. They are telling me that I have to book all my travel using their internal flights and fly with the airlines they dictate to me - is this OK?A. This often happen...

Contractor Expenses – Parking

Q. I'm an electrical apprentice on 10k a year. I drive to work everday and pay for secure parking. I dont get any expenses from my company. Is it possible to claim back any of this expense.A. As you are an employee, you are unable to reclaim any associated costs of travelling...

Am I required to work through an umbrella company?

Q. I am an independent educational psychologist. up until now (I started working independently in 2008) I have been told that I need to be set up as a limited company for agencies and local authorities to want to hire me. Now I am being told I need to be joining an umbrella compa...

Will IR35 affect me?

Q. I work for several local Authorities as a Complaints Investigator, I have always been self employed. Will IR35 affect me?A. IR35 is assessed on a series of status tests using the written contract terms/your working practices for each individual engagement. Without these, i...

Advertising Your Services

Q. A friend of mine wants to put my picture on his limited company website, advertising me a highly skilled contractor he uses to help him generate orders of course. I operate a limited company, could this be interpreted that I am an employee of his company?A. As long as it i...

IR35: Reviewing Previous Years

Q. I work in the private sector and, along with other contractors, are preparing for the introduction of the same IR35 legislation in the public sector.One question I have is that, if placed within IR35 legislation by the client, could HMRC review previous years of working? I...

Public Sector Changes: Self Employed Teacher

Q. My friend is a self employed yoga teacher. She works at 6 different places during the week - but does two half days at a school. Today she was told (out of the blue) by the school that because of IR35 she can no ...