Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

As part of our all-inclusive service we provide you with unlimited telephone and email support during the year. We have also produced this FAQs guide covering some of the most common questions we are asked.

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Free Contractors guide

Your definitive Guide to Contracting

Thinking about setting yourself up as a contractor but not sure how or need to know more first? SG Accounting has created a free guide just for you that goes over all the tools, processes and benefits of contracting.

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A year in the life of a contractor

A year in the life of a contractor

We understand that for many contractors setting up a new business can be a daunting time and at SG Accounting we strive to make the process as easy for you as possible.

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On shore agency reporting requirements

On shore agency reporting requirements

From 6 April 2015, HMRC will require all employment intermediaries and agencies to provide a quarterly report detailing their contractor’s personal information.

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Conduct of employment agencies

Conduct of Employment Agencies

Conduct of Employment Agencies regulations were introduced in 2004 to provide a framework for the minimum standards contractors should expect from private recruitment agencies operating in the UK.

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What is IR35

What is IR35

IR35 is tax legislation in place to tax workers, trading through an intermediary (normally a Limited Company), who would ordinarily be classed as employees if that intermediary was removed.

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Pension auto enrolment

Pension Auto Enrolment

Workplace pensions have changed and employers with at least one employee now need to be aware of their duties under Auto Enrolment. Your staff will be automatically enrolled to a pension scheme in the majority of cases and will have to “opt out” if they do not wish to contribute.

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Guide to expenses claims

Expenses Guide

Understanding what expenses can be claimed through your Limited Company can ensure you minimise the tax you pay and leads to more money in your pocket at the end of the year!

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How much can I claim for my home office

How much can I claim for my home as an office

Many contractors don’t have a separate office and instead will use their home as an office either using a garden office, separate room in the house or just using the kitchen table!

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Cycle to work scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Employers of all sizes can implement a tax exempt loan scheme for their employees. To qualify for the tax exemption, the bicycles and cyclists’ safety equipment loaned by the employer under the scheme must be available to employees generally with no groups of employees excluded.

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