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An Extra 77m Invested in HMRC as Part of Clampdown on Tax Dodgers

04 - 12 - 2012

Chancellor George Osborne has announced this morning that the government will invest an extra £77m in HMRC this spending review period to increase its work tackling tax avoidance and evasion, specifically those focusing on offshore evasion and avoidance by wealthy individuals and by multinationals.



As part of the clampdown, the government is also giving HMRC a new set of powers to issue sanctions against ‘cowboy’ tax advisers that promote aggressive tax avoidance schemes.

 
The initiative will also include a groundbreaking agreement with the US, the first of its kind anywhere, that will significantly increase the amount of information on potentially taxable income automatically exchanged between both countries and further enhance HMRC’s ability to tackle offshore evasion.
 
 
Around 100 extra staff will be recruited with the additional funding and, according to the Treasury, the investment is expected to bring in an additional £2bn per year in tax that would have otherwise gone unpaid.
 
‘Unacceptable for a minority to avoid paying’

 
Chancellor Osborne said: ‘The Government is clear that while most taxpayers are doing their bit to help us balance the books, it is unacceptable for a minority to avoid paying their fair share, sometimes by breaking the law.  We are determined to tackle this problem and HMRC are making good progress, but we are giving them additional tools to bring in more.  The action we are announcing today will help HMRC close in not only on those who seek to avoid or evade tax, but on the dubious ‘cowboy’ advisers who sell them the schemes and dodges they use to cheat the law-abiding majority.’
 
Tax Advice You Can Trust

If you are a temporary contractor, the importance of receiving tax advice you can trust cannot be overstated. At Foremans LLP, we strive to provide safe, compliant and effective contracting solutions and advice. Foremans LLP is a regulated professional service firm that always has the best interests of its clients at the heart of its services. Our umbrella payroll company, Foremans (UK) Ltd, is in the unique position of having full support from, and access to, all of Foremans LLP’s knowledge, systems and expertise.
 
 

If you would like more information on how we can help you to increase your take-home pay while complying with HMRC’s rules, why not call Foremans on 01244 625 500. Our dedicated advisers will be happy to provide you with a free consultation.



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WEEKLY INCOME INFORMATION

Number Of Weeks
Tax Code
Primary Hours
Primary Rate In £
Secondary Hours
Secondary Rate In £
Other Hours
Other Rate In £
Weekly Bonus In £
Total Anticipated
Income For A Week
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Anticipated Annual
Pre Tax Income
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NORMAL WEEKLY EXPENSES
Miles Per Week
Other Expenses Per Week
Annual Mileage
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Mileage Expenses
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Total Annual Expenses
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FLAT RATE VAT

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The VAT Flat Rate Applied -

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COMPARISON TABLE FOR NET INCOME

BUSINESS STRUCTURE
CORPORATE
SOLE TRADERS
UMBRELLA
AGENCY
Post Tax Weekly Pay
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Avarage Hourly Take Home Pay
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Annual Take Home Pay
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Plus Taxed Holiday Pay Fund Less Higher Rate Dividend Tax
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Annual Take Home Pay
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RELATIVE INCOME BY STRUCTURE

BUSINESS STRUCTURE
CORPORATE
SOLE TRADERS
UMBRELLA
AGENCY
Measured against PSC
Measured against PSC
Measured against PSC
Worse off
Weekly by :-
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Worse Off
Annually by :-
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Measured against AGENCY
Measured against AGENCY
Measured against AGENCY
Worse off
Weekly by :-
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Worse Off
Annually by :-
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Fixed Data

PAYE

Tax Code L between 0 and 999.
0
Tax Rate
Personal Allowance
£11500.00
0.00%
Lower
£0.00
0.00%
Basic up to
£33500.00
20.00%
Higher above
£33501.00
40.00%

Statutory rates

National Minimum Wage
£7.50
Holiday Pay
10.77%
Mileage Rates
Per Mile
Up to 10,000 miles
£0.45
10,000 miles
£0.25

CIS

Rate
Percentage
Gross
0.00%
Standard
20.00%
Higher
30.00%

Corporation tax

Small Company Tax Rate
19.00%

National insurance

Primary Threshold
£8164.00
Secondary Threshold
£8164.00
Employers NI between PT and UEL
13.80%
Employees NI above UEL
12.00%
Employees NI
2.00%
Class 4 NI between LPL and UPL
9.00%
Class 4 NI above UPL
2.00%
Class 2 NI
£2.85
Annual LEL
£5880.00
Annual UEL / class 4 upper profits
£45000.00
Class 4 Annual lower profits limit
£8164.00
Weekly PT
£157.00
Weekly LEL
£113.00
Weekly UEL
£866.00

UMBRELLA COMPANY

Holiday pay accrual
 
Is Holiday Pay being accrued?
Yes

AGENCY INFORMATION

Agency Uplift Applied
10.00%

Assumptions



General                                                                                                                              

  • The user is over 21 and subject to tax in the UK
  • The user wishes to minimise their tax liability
  • The user is subject to national insurance i.e.he/she is not over retirement age
  • Only current tax rates and limits are applied
  • No tax mitigation payments are made e.g. pension contributions
  • Only 3 digit letter 'L' tax codes shown in the drop down list can be entered 
  • The user does not have a turnover greater than £100,000 where fewer reliefs and or higher taxes may apply

Expenses

  • All miles claimed as expenses are for business use using a personally owned car or van
  • All other expenses claimed are wholly, necessarily and where appropriate exclusively for the benefit of the business

Foremans LLP Charges

  • Foremans fees associated with Limited Company, Sole Trader or Umbrella are as per published rates
  • Foremans current Service Costs are allowed for in all calculations.

Holiday Pay

  • Holiday pay is accumulated week by week by Umbrella or Agency employer but paid out during the year

VAT

  • Limited Company or Sole Trader will be VAT registered
  • Limited Company or Sole Trader will take advantage of Flat rate VAT
  • Flat rate applied includes the benefit of the additional 1% applicable to the first year of VAT registration

Limited Company Conditions

  • One director / one shareholder in a Personal Service Company
  • Director of Personal Service Company elects to vote for 100% dividend after salary, costs and expenses
  • Director's salary is maximum salary to the primary threshold for NI
  • The Limited Company is trading normally i.e it is not subject to IR35 and is not a Managed Service Company

NOTES

  • The Current tax rates are taken from the Fixed Data Table
  • The current Value Added Tax Rate is 20% and is applied to all invoices and expenses as appropriate
  • The Director's Salary is fixed in relation to National Insurance thresholds. Higher Rate Taxpayers should consider the advantages and disadvantages of a larger annual salary or bonus
  • Higher Rate Taxpayers may wish to consider the advantages and disadvantages of shared ownership of their business
  • Users with a tax code other than three digits and letter "L" may telephone or email our Development Department to request a detailed calculation
  • Generally the use of an Umbrella rather than an Agency payroll is only efficient if sufficient weekly expenses are allowable and claimed
  • The expenses claimed under an Umbrella should not prevent the proper operation of National Minimum Wage
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