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Tax deadlines and self-assessments: what does HMRC consider a ‘reasonable excuse’?

This time last year we looked at 10 excuses that HMRC hear most commonly when it comes to self-assessment deadlines. This year we thought it…

Why we’re advocated against extending IR35 legislation to the private sector

Earlier this week we shared a petition against extending IR35 legislation to the private sector. If that sounds like a load of accountancy jargon to…

The freelancer’s guide to business receipts

Business receipts have a complicated place in the hearts of most people new to self-employment. That moment when you first register your company, head into…

That iPhone X looks pretty sweet – can I put it through my company?

It’s that time of the year when the shops start flooding with new gadgets in time for the Christmas market. Tempting, aren’t they? But before…

Christmas allowance for UK freelancers and contractors – what’s that all about, Kenny?

Forgive us for doing this to you so early in the year. It’s barely October and we’re already wafting the mistletoe around (believe us –…

Is the taxman becoming more vigilant? Here’s how to avoid suspicion

Recent reports suggest that HMRC may be increasing its activities in its enforcement of VAT rules. The suggestion seems to be that HMRC’s ‘HETs’ (Hidden…

Tips on getting your client to pay up

Forgive us if you feel you’ve heard this all before, but freelancers working unpaid is squarely back in the news. The Creative Industries Federation reports…

Remaining tax deadlines 2017: stick them in the diary

With the summer slowly drawing to a close, we thought it’d be a good time to make sure you’re aware of all the important tax…

Freelance insurance: all you need to know

Of the many things that new freelancers and contractors have to get their heads around, insurance is often very low on the list. It just…

Freelancer’s day rates peak, but outlook lacks confidence

The quarterly IPSE Confidence Index was published yesterday, and while glimpses of positivity shone through, the general feeling was one of unease. IPSE (Association of…

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