Accounting and Tax Services for IT Contractors
Ainsworth Accountants provide a full range of Accounting and Tax Services to IT Contractors.
We are based in Preston, Lancashire, and offer a UK-wide service.
Independent contractors have the dual role of meeting the demands of their assignments, and running their own small business.
As an IT Contractor your business will be as a Sole Trader
or Limited Company
Either the businesses you are providing services to, or an intermediary agency, may require you to trade as a limited company.
Please see our guide Sole Trader or Limited Company?
which explains many of the differences between them.
Accounting and Tax Fees
Typical monthly fees are shown in the blue box opposite. >>>>
Please also see our webpage for annual Accounting and Bookkeeping Fees
Our fee proposal has the option for you keeping your own records and bookkeeping, or we can do it all for you.
Our services include PAYE
Bookkeeping & Bookkeeping Support
We offer a free spreadsheet for bookkeeping
, however we find that most people require bookkeeping training in the first year.
Our spreadsheet produces a Profit & Loss Account and Balance Sheet with an estimated Corporation Tax liability.
The monthly plan includes bookkeeping support, but not training. Typically we find that clients are able to keep good records, but will need training in the first year.
We offer a block 5 hour training arrangement for £50.00, which includes email and telephone training.
For basic transactions, eg. your fee invoices and expense claims, the bookkeeping training is unlikely to be necessary after the first year.
If we do all
the bookkeeping for you, it will be on the HMRC
and ICAEW approved QuickBooks
software, and we will supply you with the reports which you need.
If you would like to keep your own records on the popular online software, eg. QuickBooks Online
, we can set this up for you and invoice you directly.
Of particular importance for Contractors is the IR35
legislation which applies to limited companies, but not to sole traders
. Please click for more IR35 information
Ainsworth Accountants have a Partnership Agreement with Qdos Contractor
which provide a range of insurance and consulting services
designed to give you advice and insurance in respect of potential IR35 implications for your business.
Please also see our Contractor Tax Changes
webpages for more details.
Limited Company Information
Our website includes information on:
• Limited Company Formation
• Limited Company Accounts
• Corporation Tax
• Self Assessment
• Income Tax
and VAT Flat Rate Scheme
• PAYE Guide
and Payroll Service & Software Options
Software & Apps
With the right software, a considerable amount of the accounting and administration burden can be eased.
The new breed of online accounting software
, together with additional apps, are available on PC, Mac, tablet and smart phone, enabling online access to update your records, raise sales invoices, enter expense claims, check reports, file VAT Returns and manage PAYE/Payroll.
We support both FreeAgent
and QuickBooks Online