The contractor and freelancing industry is booming in Kent, adding a big boost to our local economy. The South East is the top location in the UK for contracting, making up over 20% of the UK total. With easy access to London and excellent links to Europe, Kent is a great place to be a contractor.
As more and more companies look to contractors and freelancers with specific skills the contractor model is becoming increasingly attractive. Contractors enjoy increased freedom and variety of roles as well as all the benefits of being your own boss.
With a wealth of projects and businesses across Kent and the South East region that require contract workers, our specialist contractor accountants focus on advising UK contractors and freelancers.
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We understand how busy life can be as a contractor or freelancer. That’s why we have created a bespoke contractor service where we provide everything you need so that you can focus on running your business.
We take care of all of your specialist contractor & freelancer requirements.
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I needed some help getting my tax affairs in order. The AK Tax team sorted me out and then made everything easy going forward. Great service.
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Once you have decided that contracting is the right long term option, operating your contract business via a limited company is the best option for most contractors. It gives you control over your business finances and is more advantageous for tax purposes. Before you begin trading as a limited company you will need to:
IR35 legislation was brought in by the government to prevent employers from using limited company contractors in roles that were essentially the same as full time positions. Both employers and contractors would benefit by avoiding having to pay income taxes and national insurance.
As a contractor, understanding whether you fall inside or outside IR35 can be complicated. We will help make sure you stay on the right side of the legislation. This can mean the difference between paying significantly more tax as a ‘disguised employee’ or realising the tax efficiency benefits of operating as a limited company.
Our team of contractor specialists will save you time so that you can focus on the work that you do best. Our service includes:
Anyone who uses subcontractors for construction work within the property sector must register as a contractor with HMRC. As a contractor, it is your responsibility to collect taxes from your subcontractors and ensure that the right amount is paid to HMRC. You are also required to complete monthly returns showing which subcontractors have worked for you during the month and any payments you have made. All of which can add a considerable burden to your business. We can help with :
The monthly payroll is something that most businesses have to do, and it’s important to get it right. There is a lot to know about payroll, and small mistakes made by someone in the payroll department could lead to underpaying or overpaying employees or failing to meet the regulations – which could lead to fines. […]
Businesses must prepare several annual accounts every year. One of these is your balance sheet, which shows what you owe and what is owed to you, and another is your profit and loss account. In this guide, we’ll be looking at the profit and loss account to provide you with a better idea of everything […]
Whether you’re planning to start a business or your business is growing rapidly, it’s important to know about your VAT obligations. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about VAT to get you started. What Is VAT? VAT stands for Value Added Tax, and it’s one of the many taxes that businesses […]
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