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.
After sitting with several accountants I engaged with Andy & AK Tax and Accountancy to help start our company and look after the accounts. I found Andy to have a welcoming and approachable demeanour which was strengthened by the professional service we received from him and his staff. A professional and reliable service for a reasonable price. If you're in the market for a new accountancy firm or just starting out with your business, then give these guys a call.
Amazing company to be with, always have time for you and deal with things straight away. I can't recommend AK enough, Andy and the team have made my life so much more simple.
I was looking for a firm of accountants who use Xero as I needed all the facilities it offers. Andy at AK Tax is a great guy and he made the whole process really simple. I really like the fixed fee packages as it means I know what my outgoings are each month. Even though they're based in Kent working with my accountant online is easy and I'm always up-to-date with how the business is performing.
We pass many high-value transactions through our property companies, and AK Tax & Accountancy have always helped us to get things sorted out. We have also been able to move onto Xero software which has made the bookkeeping so much easier. We have been with this company for a number of years and I have no hesitation in writing this strong review. A good company to work with!
Medfab Ltd have been working with Andy for 2 years now, the service and expertise is 2nd to none. I have had other accountants in the past that came highly recommended but are nowhere in the slightest to the calibre you receive fr AK Tax and accountancy. regards Kevin Harris Medfab ltd Managing Director,
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 :
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Whether you’re starting up or you’re an established business, we’ll make your work with us as easy as humanly possible – starting from the time you get in touch. Just call us on 01634 540040 or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP.