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What Happens if a Contractor is Called for Jury Duty?

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Being a Ltd company contractor means that we take on the responsibilities of a company owner, Shareholder and Director, and lose many of the benefits previously enjoyed as employees. Certain eventualities are often overlooked when taking the leap into contracting, one of which being jury duty and the effect this may have whilst working on a contract. As a contractor accountant, many of our clients have been…

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Are Office Christmas Parties IR35 Friendly?

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As a specialist IR35 accountant, we receive many queries related to office Christmas parties. With talks of Secret Santa, corporate festivities, and the office Christmas party getting more and more frequent in the workplace, it gets very hard for contractors to distance themselves from a client’s internal activities. Despite Christmas being the season to be merry, anyone contracting via a Ltd Company must understand the potential IR35 …

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Accounting for Limited Companies

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Why use accounting for limited companies?

Having an accountant in place is vital in running and maintaining a successful business. Companies large and small are required to declare income to the taxman and ensure that their invoicing and expenditure is recorded correctly. Whether a company has hundreds of staff and a turnover of millions or is a one-man band Ltd Company, accounting for limited companies is…

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How to Switch to Qdos Accounting

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Switching to Qdos Accounting

Here at Qdos Accounting, we have many clients switch to us successfully from their previous accountants. There are many reasons why contractors decide to transfer their accounts to us, and some of the reasons are discussed here.

With each client we bring on board for switching accountants we aim to be transparent with all our processes and…

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Should I use my Accountants as my Registered Office Address?

We speak with many first time contractors every day, and often we are asked the same question, where should I choose for my company’s registered office address? Many contractors use their homes or pay for a separate registered office address elsewhere, but our thoughts couldn’t be simpler, why not choose your accountant?

Your company’s registered office address will be the primary address used for routine correspondence from HMRC…

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Choosing the Right Company Name

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We speak with numerous professionals every day looking to set up and trade via a Ltd company. One of the most frequently asked questions when starting out is what a contractor should call their company. Although naming a business should be down to the director alone, we thought it helpful to provide some guidance on choosing the right company name.

Does it sound okay?

Many people worry that…

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5 Survival Tips for IT Contractors Working in the Hot Weather

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With the summer heatwave well and truly upon us, it’s essential to consider those of us working day in day out in busy offices. IT contractors do not benefit from the luxury of working in the great outdoors, so here are five survival tips for IT contractors working in the hot weather.

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One of the benefits of being a self-employed contractor is that you don’t have…

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Why Get an IR35 Contract Review?

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IR35 affects anyone operating via a Ltd company and is something that you should be aware of as a contractor. Anybody thinking of going Ltd or anyone picking up a new contract should understand the importance of the legislation and why getting an IR35 contract review is crucial in building and maintaining a successful contracting career.

Being offered a contract is the starting point…

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5 Reasons to Become a Ltd Company Contractor

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We support many Ltd company professionals and most made their leap into contracting after careful deliberation. Some go Ltd because of a change in circumstances, some want more freedom in how they work, and some do it because they want to earn more from their income. Below, we examine five of the most common reasons that people set up and trade via a Ltd company.

Threat of Redundancy…

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How Can I Submit Business Expenses?

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We speak with many contractors every day, and one of the most common questions we answer is how easy it is to submit business expense claims as a Qdos Accounting client. We strive to make the process of running a successful Ltd company as straightforward as possible and provide the right tools and guidance to make the most of your business expenses.

As a director of a PSC,…

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