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104,774 Fake HMRC Phone Scams Last Year…


Did you know that in 2016 there was a reported 407 fake HMRC phone scams? Fast forward to 2018 and that number is…

104,774!

Yes you read that right. We are not pulling your chain or winding you up, and we are definitely NOT leading you down the garden path.

If you are a contractor who is registered with HMRC then you are in the firing line of these fraudsters. They are out to get you, and will not stop, ever, until you have been scammed.

That my friend is the harsh reality of the world we live in these days. Scamming is a lucrative game, and these scammers go by the fake name…of HMRC.

One way they have worked out to con and deceive you is by “spoofing” the official HMRC hotline number.

In other words, they call you up and on your caller ID you see a genuine number, even though they could be calling you from the other side of the world.

Once these fake HMRC callers convince you they are legit, then it doesn’t take long for them to pounce and go for the kill…often getting your bank account details or demanding a payment from your debit or credit card.

Fortunately, it looks as though fake HMRC phone spoofing may be coming to an end in 2019. Officials at HMRC have worked closely with the phone companies, and new technology was introduced to stop the spoofs.

Hopefully we have seen the end of HMRC spoofing, but you can guarantee these scammers will find another way to try and enter your bank account.

If you ask me, the best way to secure yourself against scammer, fraudsters, and rogues of the night is to hire a contractor accountant.

Then, you hand over your tax affairs to them, and if anyone phones up claiming to be from HMRC you simply say…

“Speak to my contractor accountant!” before slamming the phone down.

It really is as simple as that folks.

And the best part? You are in the right place place, right now, to find the top contractor accountants in the UK in 2019.

All you have to do is look to the right hand side of the web page, right now, and see our recommended and trustworthy choices.

Our website is the choice of a new generation. A generation of contractors who will NOT be scammed and taken for a ride. A generation of contractors who want to pay less tax (legally) and to get their tax return in on time, every time.

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Income Tax Going DOWN 5p?


If income tax went down 5p, how much would you save? Many contractors would save thousands and be laughing to the bank.

If a guy called Dominic Raab wins the Tory leadership and becomes our next Prime Minister then this is exactly what will happen.

According to him, if he gets the keys to number 10 then he will immediately take action and make sure income tax goes down. To the tune of 1p a year, and in 5 years time that means a whopping 5p.

Many contractors are currently paying a basic tax rate of 20p. But if we are to welcome potential Prime Minister Raab into Downing Street then contractors around the country can break out the party hats and party like its 2019.

Now…I don’t want to point my hosepipe at this bonfire…but if you believe what I have just said then you will believe anything!

I’m sure Dominic Raab will say anything to get his mitts on the keys to Number 10. And once he has the power? He would sell us all down the river just like every other dirty lying politician.

Waiting…and waiting…and still waiting. That is what every contractor around the country would be doing if Dominic Raab becomes Prime Minister. You would be waiting for this “Tax Drop” and it would never happen. I guarantee it.

In fact, I would even predict that he would raise tax just like his buddy “Hammond The Henchman.”

Ah yes…”Hammond The Hermit,” we haven’t talked about him for a while have we.

If he isn’t trying to get every last penny out of contractors and self employed people around the country with Tax Grabs and Tax Raids every month, then he is just being generally incompetent or corrupt…just like the rest of the government.

Funnily enough, Philip Hammond was on the same TV show as Dominic Raab, and he smirked and chuckled at the idea of a 5p tax drop.

When asked for a comment…the Hermit replied…”“Fiscal responsibility is a core Conservative brand and spraying spending commitments and tax-cutting commitments around is playing fast and loose with the value of that brand.”

More “weasel speak” from Philip Hammond then. Designed to baffle and confuse and just generally irritate every one out there who has an ounce of common sense.

Listen: If you are a contractor and you want to pay less tax then forget about the government or a politician giving you a hand.

You have to take matters into your own hands…and it starts with hiring a contractor accountant.

The best contractor accountants know exactly how to get you paying less tax legally. So what are you waiting for? Look to the right hand side of the page, right now, and find your perfect match.

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HMRC To Erase Your Voice?


Before you even get to say hello you hear a “click”. What is that you wonder? Am I being recorded without my knowledge, perhaps?

Then the friendly HMRC customer service assistant answers the phone and says “hello sir, how may I be of assistance to you today?” And with those words you forget all about the “click” and just get on with your business.

But that “click” never really goes away, and everytime you phone up the HMRC hotline you hear the same, familiar…”click.”

It turns out HMRC have recorded the voice of 5 million taxpayers…without explicit consent from a single person.

“Click” – record voice – “Click” end recording of voice.

5 million times…again and again.

What happened here is HMRC automatically signed people up to a voice ID system, but many campaigners see this as them breaking the privacy laws.

Some campaigners have described the incident as “biometric ID cards by the back door,” while the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) said it was a “significant breach of data laws.”

I seem to remember similar things happening with airlines recently…in America, who are tapping into the FBI database to automatically check in passengers with the scan of an eye.

Just one “Scan” and you are checked in. But many passengers didn’t consent to their data being shared.

Back to HMRC and they are fighting back against ICO and the campaigners, with the CEO of HMRC himself, Sir John Thompson having this to say…

“I am satisfied that HMRC should continue to use voice ID. It is popular with our customers, is a more secure way of protecting customer data, and enables us to get callers through to an adviser faster.” he said.

The Contractor Accountants (CA) verdict on this saga? In our opinion although there is probably a lot of breaching and breaking going on right now, in regards to your privacy, perhaps this is just a new era of doing things?

If you want to get through to a HMRC advisor quickly and efficiently then maybe having your voice stored on a database isn’t such a bad thing, and having to give your consent to every thing, all the time, is just plain madness.

Kind of like those annoying website popups where you constantly must “agree to proceed” and that type of thing.

I don’t know. While storing information without your direct consent could be an issue, I just think that having to give your permission all the time is a real drag.

What I do know is that if you are looking for the best contractor accountants in the UK then you have found us. Just look to the right hand side of the webpage…NOW.

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The 15 Year Old Contractor Accountant


It seems contractor accountants are getting younger and younger. Gone are the days of a suit and tie…say hello to the school uniform.

A 15 year old lad called Ranveer Singh Sandu from Croydon in South London has already started his own accountancy firm.

Right now, as we speak, he has 10 paying clients on his books, and within 10 years he aims to be a millionaire!

There is certainly a strong demand for contractor accountants who know what they are doing – here at Contractor Accountants DOT COM, we can vouch for that – and if Ranveer plays his cards right them I’m sure he will be well on his way to a 7 figure income in no time at all.

He might even become one of the trusted contractor accountants recommended by us here at CA. Although he has a few more years until he becomes that good.

All of the best contractor accountants (found on the right hand side of the page) have many years of experience under their belt and are put through their paces by our demanding team. Once they jump through our hoops then they earn the right to be called…

A Contractor Accountant Certified “Contractor Accountant!”

At the moment 15 year old Ranveer is still juggling his schoolwork with his accountancy work, although I’m sure once he gets school out the way and focuses 100% on his customers then things will really start to take off for the lad.

Right now he charges between £12 and £15 an hour for his services. And to date, he has pocketed a cool £3000 from his clients.

Hey that’s pretty good if you ask us. He is making a bit more than the paper boy or girl, you can be sure of that.

“I have always known what I wanted to do – I decided when I wanted to be an accountant was when I was 12 years old. It isn’t that hard juggling school and my business, I haven’t had that much stress.” – said Ranveer when asked for a comment.

Here at Contractor Accountant we would like to raise our glasses to the 15 year old accountant and wish him the best of luck. Maybe one day he can become “Contractor Accountant Certified,” and even…

A millionaire contractor accountant!!

For now though, his main focus should be on passing those GCSE’s.

And your main focus? You, the contractor who wants to save money on tax and get your books in order without any hassle from the tax man or woman? Your main focus should be to hire a contractor accountant right here at this website.

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“Ready, Steady, Go!” – MTD is Live


On April 1st HMRC made MTD (Making Tax Digital) Live. This wasn’t an April Fools joke, it was finally here, and contractors couldn’t believe it.

It seems like MTD has been talked about for years. Almost like a myth or a legend, and contractors wondered if it would ever see the light of day.

Well, at the time of writing it is now 11:18am on 2nd April 2019, and here at Contractor Accountants we can confirm that MTD is Live.

That means if you are a VAT registered business in the UK and you make over £85,000 a year, then you MUST be registered for MTD.

“Don’t delay…do it today,” is our advice.

There are 1.2million businesses in the UK who are now subjected to MTD, and over the next few years it is expected everyone will have to call themselves a MTD contractor, freelancer, gig worker, or business owner.

In other words, if you are a contractor then you should get your making tax digital affairs in order and make sure you are legal.

The best way to do this is by hiring a contractor accountant and letting them setup your MTD account. They will do it on your behalf and without you having to lift a finger.

Our very own contractor accountants are experts in all things MTD. These are the best contractor accountants in the UK, and you can find them right here on this very website. Take a look and you will find them.

Back to the MTD launch and it is estimated that 100,000 businesses are already signed up to the MTD platform, with a further 4000 businesses a day joining.

Over the next 12 months HMRC will be giving businesses a gentle nudge to get them signed up and then a nudge will turn into a light slap.

Eventually it will be against the law to NOT be signed up for MTD…but for now HMRC are taking the soft approach.

Make no mistake about it. You will be prosecuted by HMRC if you don’t sign up and become Making Tax Digital Registered. Not now, but eventually…yes.

Not all contractors are in in favour of MTD, and if you remember, there was a lot of debate on the subject right here on the CA blog many moons ago.

A lot of our faithful readers wrote in and “Raged Against MTD,” calling it “ludicrus” and “a waste of space.”

Many others thought it was going to be a “major hassle,” and to “cost them more money.”

Eventually, some contractors started to warm to the idea of MTD. Let’s wait to see what happens, shall we.

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Lorraine Fought The HMRC…And Lorraine Won


Usually when people fight the HMRC in court then HMRC win. No contest. End of discussion “Pay us now,” say the HMRC.

Step forward Lorraine Kelly, the television royalty on the same level as superstars such as Jeremy Kyle, Jamie Oliver and Ross Kemp.

Lorraine is a favourite of the nation, there is no doubt about that, and when faced with the power of HMRC she decided to FIGHT THE POWER, and guess what? She won.

That’s right. Lorraine fought the HMRC…and Lorraine won…and now she has the right to call herself a bonafide contractor and reject the moniker of employee.

The HMRC wanted to label her as an employee. They claimed she was hired by ITV in a “employer/employee” relationship, which meant she would be subjected to the whole IR35 madness.

In short, the HMRC slapped Lorraine with a £1.2 million tax bill.

They were expecting a cheque from the the TV superstar, but were left stunned at HMRC HQ when Lorraine issued a challenge…

“I will see you in court,” were the words that came from the mouth of Lorraine Kelly.

Fighting words no doubt, and Lorraine Kelly was determined to take on the HMRC and let a judge rule over her case. She wasn’t writing out any cheques, just yet.

And so Lorraine Kelly VS HMRC came to court, and on the breezy but sunny morning of the court case there was television cameras and paparazzi photographers waiting outside the courthouse just waiting to get snaps of Lorraine turning up to the court.

Kind of like a court red carpet. Some say she even posed for snaps before the court was in session, while others noted that her superstar friends such as Mr Kyle, Mr Oliver, and Mr Kemp were there to offer support and offer a character witness.

Well it seems to have worked because a judge slammed down that trusty hammer and ruled that Lorraine Kelly was NOT employed by ITV and that she WAS a contractor who works for herself.

Long story short…she could say goodbye to HMRC and their £1.2 million tax bill, and close the door on this whole IR35 madness.

She was a free woman, and some witnesses report that as she left the courtroom she held her hand up in celebration and defiance.

You know, something tells me that Lorraine could have avoided this situation if she had a trustworthy contractor accountant in her corner.

Our best contractor accountants are trained to help you pay less tax while keeping you out of trouble with HMRC.

They fight on your behalf, and they always win. You can hire a contractor accountant right now.

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Highest Paid Contractors Live Here


Have you ever wondered where the highest paid contractors live? Is it North or South and how much do they get paid? Keep reading…

Firstly, let’s establish what “high paid” means. What we are talking about here is contractors who make over £150,000 a year. A nice bit of change, I’m sure you would agree.

A recent survey shows us that two-thirds of the highest paid contractors live in London or the commuter towns that are within driving or a train ride distance.

Approximately 205,000 people in London and the South East make £150,000 or more a year, many of them are classed as contractors and freelancers. Some are even called gig workers.

12,000 people come from the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. 3 places known for being home to the rich and famous.

Other places in London and the South East where contractors are laughing to the bank include Wandsworth, Camden, Fulham, and Elmbridge.

However, it wasn’t just London and the South East where contractors are getting paid over £150,000. For example, Edinburgh is a really happening place right now for contractors, and it is also a place where contractors are getting paid.

Cheshire East is also on the list, as well as Wilmslow and Mottram St Andrew.

Have you ever wondered how many people get paid £1 million or more per year? According to official HMRC statistics it is 31,000 people who broke the 7 figure barrier in 2018, and some of those people were no doubt contractors and freelancers. Some even gig workers.

If you are a contractor who makes over £150,000 a year, and even over £1 million a year…then I’m sure one of your main concerns is about paying too much tax.

You could easily find yourself paying 40% or more of your income to HMRC, and while I’m sure you legally want to meet your responsibilities and do everything above board…you probably also want to save a bit of money on tax.

Fortunately you are in the right place for doing just that. Here at Contractor Accountants we match high earning contractors with the best contractor accountants, and then…you have the perfect match.

Some pundits have described us as like “a dating site for contractors.”

“Just swipe to the right and find a perfect 10,” one pundit wrote after reviewing our site.

All of our recommended contractor accountants are perfect 10’s. You can bet on that. They are trustworthy and professional, and spend all of their time with contractors who make over £150,000 a year.

What if you don’t quite make £150,000 a year yet, is a contractor accountant still for you? Absolutely yes! And in fact, they will treat you equally, because a good contractor accountant understands that a new contractor today is a 1 million a year contractor of tomorrow.

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£400,000 VAT Scam = 5.5 Years for Accountant


A good accountant is as trustworthy as Santa Claus. You get a visit from them once a year and they give you gifts.

The gift of saving money on your tax bill is all most contractors want for Christmas, and with our trustworthy and respected contractor accountants you can do just that.

It does sadden us to hear that not all accountants play by the rules and by the book. Some are even downright dishonest and will steal money like they are taking candy from a baby.

Just like one rogue accountant in Birmingham, who was recently sentenced to 5 and half years for a VAT Scam.

This accountant cooked the books and setup 100 fraudulent repayments which then sent £400,000 directly into his bank accountant.

He was literally laughing all the way to the bank, until HMRC cottoned on to the scam and swiftly pounced into action.

What they found is this scammer accountant had hijacked businesses and then stole money. No-one is safe from these criminals it seems, unless you have a contractor accountant on your side.

Our contractor accountants keep a watchful eye on your business, like a hawk, and they will stop any hijacker before they even get to your gates.

Hiring a contractor accountant is like building a fortress around your property. No intruder can get in. You are 100% safe.

Back to the story and HMRC found this rogue accountant used the stolen money to fund a lavish lifestyle filled with fast cars, expensive holidays and a house.

Him and his wife travelled the world on innocent people’s dimes…going to places such as Las Vegas, Dubai, India and Mexico. The life of riley, no doubt.

But it all came to end when HMRC took him to court and a judge slammed down the hammer and announced “5 and half years” to a shocked courtroom.

The judge went on to rub salt in the wounds by describing the accountant as “thoroughly dishonest” and “a conman,” before leading him off in handcuffs to serve the time for doing the crime.

I think the moral of this story is quite simple – You MUST hire a contractor accountant to protect your business and make sure everything is done right.

Not only will you get peace of mind from knowing there is no-one scamming you, but you also get the benefit of paying less tax (legally) which is what all contractor accountants are trained to do for you.

Check out the best contractor accountants in the UK at the right hand side of the page.

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60% of IT Contractors Are Stressed


The IT contracting world is a real happening place to be. Jobs are plentiful and the pay packets are more than generous.

You would think IT contractors would be jumping around for joy and lining their pockets, but in fact, the exact opposite is true.

According to a new survey there is 60% of IT contractors in the UK who are stressed out and fed up. So much so, that almost 20% are considering leaving the industry behind altogether and never going back.

35% of those surveyed said that they have become more stressed over the last 12 months, which might give us a clue to exactly what is going on here.

Perhaps the tide is turning in the IT contracting industry and the good times are coming to end? Competition could becoming more fierce and the wages might be dropping a bit?

Who knows exactly, but what I hear from my contractor accountant buddies is that times have never been better.

According to them, they have many IT contractors on their books who are raking in the cash and want to (legally) pay the least amount of tax possible.

Sure, these IT contractors want to pay their tax and contribute towards society, but they don’t want to get ripped off and they don’t want to get taken for a ride.

Not when you have these 7 figure playboys swanning around in Monaco and paying no tax at all, while your average IT contractor is stuck here.

So that is why they hire a contractor accountant to fight their corner and to make sure they pay the right amount of tax. No more, no less.

Back to the survey, and 51% of those stressed out IT contractors did admit that their earnings do offer some kind of compensation for the stress they feel.

In other words, they might not be enjoying their job, but when they can afford a brand new sportscar, a brand new Rolex, or a holiday to the Bahamas…then it goes some way to relieving that stress.

Kind of like of pressure cooker which has been building up steam…and building up and building…and then building up some more…and a bit more…and then…

“Woosh!” All of that steam is released and the stress is released.

The survey goes on to tell us that an average IT contractor works for 44 hours per week, which is above the national average of 37.1 hours.

It is App and Web Software contractors who put in the most hours, followed closely by hosting professionals and IT customer service professionals.

The good news is more and more IT contractors are working remotely, which means they can work from home and put their feet up a bit more.

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700,000 Missed Tax Return Deadline


Here at Contractor Accountants we have talked about the tax return deadline a lot. “Get your tax return in by 31st January,” we said.

Despite our constant nagging, it seems there are many of you out there who are not listening.

You see…the 31st January has now passed, and according to HMRC there were 700,000 who didn’t get their tax return in on time.

I’m sure many of those 700,000 are contactors, and I’m even more sure that many of those contractors read our blog on our weekly basis.

If you are one of the 700,000 then what gives, man? You’ve read our blog post on “ridiculous tax return excuses” and you’ve heard us warn you about the “£100 fine” for a late tax return.

Maybe you just can’t be bothered to do it yourself? That’s cool, dude. We get it. And that is why we recommend you hire a contractor accountant to do it all for you.

The bad news is there is nothing you can do about the £100 now. That ship has sailed and there is no getting onboard. You will just have to grin and bear it and write out a cheque.

The good news is that you can still hire a contractor accountant to do your tax return. Even though you are nearly 1 week late there are our trusty contractor accountants waiting on standby to start doing your books and filling in those forms.

Sure, some of our trusted and recommended accountants are off on their holidays and sunning themselves in the Bahamas Their busy season is now officially over and they are drinking pina coladas as we speak.

On the other hand, some accountants have stopped behind in the UK to deal with the “late filers.” They have their suitcase packed, you can bet on that…but they are not taking off just yet, which means you have a short window of opportunity to get your tax return sorted out once and for all.

Hurry though, because once all of the contractor accountants are sitting on the beach then you won’t be able to find one for love or money.

It isn’t all doom and gloom though. Despite 700,000 of you missing the deadline, according to HMRC there was 93% of tax payers who DID get their tax return in on time.

A spokesperson for HMRC said this was their best result ever, and in their opinion, it had a lot to do with 2 quacking ducks.

Apparently their advertising featured 2 ducks quacking “tax.”

“Genius,” is all we can say here at Contractor Accountants.

Maybe next year they could hire Donald Duck?

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Ronal…DOH! (Tax Evasion)


Regular readers of Contractor Accountants will be aware of footballer Ronaldo and his long running tax evasion case in Spain.

The ex Real Madrid player was accused of avoiding his Spanish tax duties, and instead, stashing away his cash in the Cayman Islands.

The football star, who now plays for Juventus, has always claimed his innocence, but in the past week the whole case was turned upside down.

It now turns out that Ronaldo is guilty of the crime. And what do they do with those guilty of tax evasion in Spain? They chuck them in the slammer, of course.

So is Ronaldo about to swap the black and white stripes of Juventes for a black and white convict outfit? Will he be wearing the stripes of a Madrid prison football jersey?

In a word…NO.

Despite being guilty and letting out a big “DOH!” in court…it appears that Ronaldo will avoid spending any time in prison.

Instead, here at CA we understand he has agreed to pay around 19 million Euros to the Spanish tax authorities and in return he will be spared time in the jail house.

Eye witnesses in the court room said everyone let out a “GASP” when the judge slammed down the hammer and announced “23 Months For You.”

But that “GASP” turned to “RELIEF” when the judge offered Ronaldo a deal.

“Give us 19 million Euros and we keep you out of the handcuffs,” the judge may or may not have said (Our Spanish is not that good).

“DEAL,” replied Ronaldo, without even thinking.

You know something tells me that Ronaldo could have avoided this whole mess if he had a contractor accountant by his side.

During the years of 2011 and 2014 it is said that Ronaldo hid 15 million Euros from Spain. It really does make you wonder who his accountant was during this time? Did he even have an accountant?

Maybe he did his own books and just scribbled down some numbers everytime he got a cheque through the post or a bag of cash from his agent? Whatever happened…I reckon he could have avoided this with a contractor accountant in his corner.

Just like Jose Mourinho. Word on the street is he visited Contractor Accountants and declared us the “special ones.”

Or Wayne Rooney…who found us while sunning himself up on Skegness beach.

The moral of the story here is simple. No matter if you are a famous professional footballer or just an average contractor working in an office…you need to hire one of the best contractor accountants to be on your side.

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Bizarre Late Tax Return Excuses (2019 Edition)


It’s that time of the year again. A time for sending in your tax return by the 31st January..or making up an excuse why you can’t.

Here at Contractor Accountants it has become a yearly ritual to list the best (or worst) excuses for missing the tax return deadline.

Some of these reasons are just downright bizarre if you ask us, but that didn’t stop people from trying it on with HMRC.

Coming in at number 1 (in our opinion) is the guy who was “too short to reach the post box.”

This means he couldn’t post his tax return, which in turn means he missed the deadline. I guess finding someone taller to post it for him was just a step too far?

He should have hired a contractor accountant to get the job done. Research shows that not only are they the best (when it comes to doing tax returns) but they are also above average in height (over 6 ft).

Another self employed person who failed to get their tax return in on time decided to blame the maid(s).

Apparently, the first maid left, and then the second maid stole goods from the house, while the third maid was very slow to learn.

Needless to say this guy was stressed about the situation and didn’t have time to bother about a tax return.

Moral of the story: Pay your maid well and everything will be ok.

How about some other bizarre excuses? Well, there was one woman who couldn’t find her tax return form because she couldn’t find her glasses. It really does make you wonder how she can even find her way down stairs in the morning.

Another guy had the unfortunate luck of no heating in his home due to a broken boiler. Guess what? His house became so cold his fingers were too cold to type, so no tax return was filled in.

What he should have done is hired a contractor accountant to do the tax return for him. The last time I checked, all of our recommended contractor accountants have the heating up full blast at this time of the year, which means warm hands around the clock.

Those warm hands are also “expert hands” who have years of experience of getting your tax return in on time. You don’t have to do anything, just leave it to a contractor accountant.

As you might have guessed by now…all of these excuses were firmly rejected by HMRC, which means all of the above contractors, freelancers and self employed people were hit with a fine for submitting their tax return late.

A fine of £100 to be exact, and if you still don’t send it in? Then expect more fines until you do.

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“DO IT NOW!” – Tax Return Warning


If you want to abide by the law and not get in trouble, then listen up, because what I’m about to say is very important.

As you may or may not be aware, it is the time of the year for doing tax returns, with the 31st of January being the deadline to get it in.

Now I know what you are probably thinking – “The 31st of January is 21 days away. I’ve got more than enough time to get this done.”

Perhaps, but if you want my advice…”DO IT NOW!”

Just like that homework you used to put off years ago. You waited and waited and waited…and then waited some more. And then, on the morning it was due you still had not done it.

Back then the teacher might have given you a firm caning for forgetting your homework.

However, while the HMRC are not quite as sadistic, they still punish you for forgetting your “homework” and missing the tax return deadline.

You can expect an immediate fine of £100 for being forgetful, followed by even more charges up to a maximum of £900 over the next few months.

Not only that, but HMRC also have the power to slap you with even more fines if they see fit. You could end up paying way more than you should, which is why you should take action now.

The best way to fill in your tax return is on the HMRC official website. You do everything online and send it off straight away. There is nothing complicated.

Or if you don’t have the time or you just can’t be bothered, then you should hire a contractor accountant.

The best contractor accountants can do your tax return for you and make sure it is sent in on time. No problem at all.

With that being said, the best contractor accountants are very much in demand at this time of the year. Many of them work around the clock to make sure their clients are looked after and their tax returns are completed, but there are still only so many hours in the day.

If you look to the right of the page then you will see our recommended contractor accountants. The best of the best.

All of these contractor accountants can do your tax return, but they only have limited spaces remaining.

So take our advice and “DO IT NOW!” and hire a contractor accountant today.

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Turkey + Tax Return = A Contractor Christmas


Most people are happy with just turkey on Christmas day. A chance to eat as much as they can and spend time with family.

Contractors, on the other hand, are a different breed. Sure, they sit down to turkey and mash potato just like regular people but that is where the parallels stop.

While ordinary folk spend most of Christmas and New Year eating turkey, the vast majority of contractors are hard at work making sure their tax affairs are in order.

For example, according to official statistics from HMRC there was 2,616 online self assessments filed on Christmas day, and I’m willing to bet you a large portion of these people were contractors.

It is you, the hard working contractor who always wants to make sure the HMRC is paid in full and on time, and if that means doing your tax return immediately after a turkey dinner and before Christmas pudding…then so be it.

During the peak time of turkey eating (1pm to 2pm) on Christmas Day there was 230 online tax returns sent in. This means some contractors are skipping the turkey and trimmings altogether, and getting straight down to work just like it is any other day.

These contractors probably have no time for presents, and no time for the Queens speech. Do they even know its Christmas? Probably not.

But they get the job done, and by sending in their tax return at Christmas they make sure everything is sorted way before the 31st January deadline.

Boxing day was just as popular for sending in those self assessment forms to HMRC. According to official statistics, a total of 8,465 people connected to the internet and did their tax return, and of course, many of those thousands would have been contractors.

If you are reading this now and you have not done your tax return yet, then don’t fret, because there is still time and you are not late to the party…yet.

However, if you leave it much longer then you will be late. In fact, you will be just like the guy who arrives in fancy dress to a party that isn’t fancy dress. If you see what I mean.

The 31st of January is this years deadline for self assessment and if you didn’t get it sorted over Christmas then my advice is to do it now.

And if you can’t be bothered to do it? Then hire a contractor accountant.

If you pay them enough money then they will do everything for you, including sending in your tax return.

Find the best contractor accountants, right now, by looking to the right hand side of the page.

Make sure you hurry though, because the demand for the top contractor accountants is crazy at this time of year (as you can imagine) and there is only a limited amount of spaces on their books. So you must act now.

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