contractor tax Articles

The Chancellor. George Osborne, will deliver his Autumn Statement on 25th November 2015 and rumours have just been leaked that he is considering sweeping changes that will adversely affect UK contractors.

The Autumn Statement is in effect a mini budget.

Contractor One Month Rule

Over the weekend there were various reported leaks that The Chancellor is considering a new rule that would mean contractors who take a contract longer than one month would have to be paid PAYE by their end client after just one month. It is unclear if it would be from day 1 if it was known at the start that the contract would be for more than one month.

If you are a contractor working through your own personal services limited company or employed through an umbrella company then it is important that if you missed the 31st January deadline for submitting your tax return (online) that you submit by the end of April.

contractor tax

From November 2014 HMRC are issuing 24 million personal tax summaries showing the tax you have paid and how it was spent. You should receive a tax summary automatically if you have paid any income tax in the prior tax year.