All posts by David Crossley

IR35 Tax Investigation by HMRC

Double IR35 Blow: HMRC Loses To TV Presenter Helen Fospero and IT Contractor Richard Alcock

English TV presenter and journalist Helen Fospero, has become the ninth broadcaster to claim victory over HMRC at the first tier tribunal.

Christa Ackroyd Media Limited v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – Round 2 – An example of how NOT to operate outside of IR35

One year and seven months after we considered ‘Why was Ms Christa Ackroyd deemed inside of IR35?’ by the First Tier Tribunal, we now look at the decision of the Upper Tribunal, on appeal by […]

How to Maximise Your Tax Efficiency – 15 Top Tax Tips for 2019/20

How to Maximise Your Limited Company Tax Efficiency – 15 Tax Tips for 2019/20

Operating through a limited company structure is usually the best way, for a self-employed individual, contractor or entrepreneur to legitimately and compliantly maximise your tax efficiency. This is because you can take remuneration through an efficient mix of salary and dividends and claim a wide range of legitimate business expenses.

Here are some top tips that could help you save tax either through your company or personally through your self-assessment

IR35 Consultation Results and off-payroll

IR35 Watch – Results of the Government’s formal consultation on proposed changes to off-payroll in the private sector and industry responses.

A month on from the end of the Government’s formal consultation on proposed changes to off-payroll in the private sector, and its time to consider the proposed changes, how these will affect you as a […]

Payment on account reminder

Personal Tax Bill and Payment on Account – Now Due!

f your personal tax bill for the year ended 5th April 2018 exceeded £1,000, you will likely be required to make a payment on account of the year ended 5th April 2019.

10 ways HMRC can tell if you are cheating the tax system

In today’s modern digital age, it is increasingly hard to avoid the many methods HMRC uses for catching tax cheats and those looking to bend the rules. HMRC has come a long way in recent […]

Wages and personal allowance thresholds for April 2019.

Current Tax Year ended 5th April 2019 In the current tax year ended 5th April 2019, we general advise a salary of £702 per month, depending on your additional personal income to date. Not including additional income, […]

Claiming Back Travel Expenses - 24 Month Rule

What is the 24 Month Rule?

There are numerous rules and limitations when contracting. However, one of the more important rules all contractors need to be aware of is the “24 Month Rule” when claiming expenses. What is the 24 month rule? As […]