SARKS Contractors & Freelancers

Phone:† 0845 257 1108

Fax:†††† +44 (0)161 932 1401


Text Box: Welcome to Contractors & Freelancers

If you are thinking of moving from permanent employment to contracting or freelancing you need to set up your new business in the best way possible whilst making it easier for your customers to deal with you. We will carefully tailor our service to suit your business needs.

Your Options
1. 	Operate through your own limited company. 

2. 	Work through a PAYE umbrella company and pay full income tax and full national insurance 	contributions on your entire earnings. 
A large percentage of "employment services" companies (who are not Accountants) offering to set up Personal Service Companies or put you in a special ' scheme' are wide open to attack by the Inland Revenue under the new guidelines, and it is unlikely that the major agencies would deal with them. 

Our Services

For an agreed fixed monthly fee SARKS offers the following:

Company formation
Free bookkeeping software
Payroll bureau - A complete management of your payroll payments
Bookkeeping & accounting outsourcing
Management accounting outsourcing
Year end accounts
Dividend administration - help you to understand the level of corporation tax due following dividends taken from your company
Dealing with Inland Revenue and Companies House  - We will handle all incoming HMRC and Companies House enquiries on your behalf
Completion of VAT returns and ongoing VAT advice
Completion of Annual Return
Personal taxation - Prepare and submit your personal tax returns
And other tailored services.

In fact everything you need, so you will never have to worry about your tax or accountancy affairs again.

First we need to sit down with you and review your current tax position and to find out whether you will be affected by IR35 legislation.

You will also have access to your dedicated accountant via telephone, e-mail and face-to-face meetings where necessary.

Specialist Services

CIS - Construction Industry Scheme

The new law of the Construction Industry Scheme that was implemented on the 6th April 2007. The key changes include the following:

Cards and Certificates will be replaced by a 'verification' service to confirm whether a subcontractor should be paid gross or net. Instead of issuing vouchers, contractors will make monthly returns and issue pay statements. The monthly return will include a declaration that the contractor has considered the status of the workers on the return and that none of them is an employee.

All contractors and subcontractors not complying with the new legislation may incur a heavy penalty.

How can we help:

Identify and mitigate the risk areas relating to the employment status of subcontractors.
Keeping companiesí manual administration to a minimum while meeting their statutory obligations.
Keep accurate and timely records in order that monthly returns can be completed, either by paper or online.
Obtain Revenue clearance of employee status.
Monthly online returns.
Our CIS Service: (Pre agreed fixed fee).

We realise that every business is different and therefore don't offer standard packages. Instead we discuss your requirements and agree a package suitable for your business.  When estimating the fees we also take into account the size and complexity of your business and the quality of your records. 

All our fees are fixed, justifiable, affordable, agreed upfront so there are no nasty surprises, and can be paid over the course of the year by direct debit, to help your cash flow.

For more detail of what we will do for you please contact us to arrange a FREE no obligation meeting or to request a  tailored quotation suitable to your business.

For more FREE guides, Tax tips , newsletters and/or regular updates please register with us for FREE.

Am I tied into a contract with SARKS Accountants?
No. There are NO entry fees, exit fees or tied-in fees.

SARKS Accountants for Contractors and Freelancers in the North West. Regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

© copyright 2010

In accordance with normal professional practice, whilst given in good faith, no financial responsibility can be accepted for the information supplied on this website.