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    Contractor Guides: Expenses Guide 2014-2015

    Contractor Accounting Services

    During the course of your business it’s inevitable you are going to incur expenses.  With this handy ‘Expenses Guide 2014-2015′ from our partners Crunch Accounting, you’ll know exactly how to account for your expenses, and what you are entitled to claim back.

    To download the ‘Expenses Guide 2014-2015′ click HERE.

    The contents covered in this guide includes:

    – An A-Z of allowable business expenses
    – Common mistakes addressed
    – Mileage, subsistence and accommodation expenses all covered
    – How to keep records, and for how long

    About Crunch Accounting

    Crunch provides cost effective online accounting services for contractors and freelancers.

    To find out how you can benefit from a comprehensive account managed service from only £64.50 a month, click here.

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    Contractor Guides: Limited Company Beginners Guide

    Contractor Accounting Services

    If you have just formed a Limited company then this is the perfect guide for you! Quick and easy to understand, this guide offers straightforward explanations to help you run your company smoothly. Brought to you by Crunch Accounting this guide will provide all you need to know to meet your legal obligations as a company Director.

    To download your ‘Limited Company Beginners Guide’ click HERE.

    The contents of this guide includes:

    – Incorporating your company
    – What taxes you’ll pay
    – Business insurance
    – Invoicing and expenses
    – Salary and dividends
    – IR35
    – Filings and important calendar dates

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    Contractor Guides: IR35 Guide 2014-2015

    Contractor Accounting ServicesThe following guide was created by Crunch Accounting in conjunction with Qdos Consulting. The IR35 tax legislation can be a confusing topic for independent professionals to get their heads around.  This guide will walk you through the legislation in plain English, clearing up any confusion you may have.

    To download the IR35 Guide 2014-2015, click here

    The contents covered in this guide includes:

    – What’s IR35 and why is it so important?
    – Am I an employee or a contractor?
    – Considering your position
    – IR35 in the Public Sector
    – Business entity test & compliance checks
    – How Qdos can help
    – FAQ

    About Crunch Accounting

    Crunch provides cost effective online accounting services for contractors and freelancers.

    To find out how you can benefit from a comprehensive account managed service from only £64.50 a month, click here.

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    Contractor Guides: Agency Workers Regulation Guide

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    The following guide was created by Crunch Accounting to help contractors understand what the Agency Workers Regulations means for the way they run their businesses.

    The Agency Workers Regulations came into effect in 2011.  They were introduced to ensure agency workers who complete a qualifying period with an organisation, are provided with conditions of employment that are no less favourable than the terms offered, should they have been hired directly by that organisation.

    To download the ‘Agency Workers Regulation Guide’ click here.

    The contents covered in this guide include:

    – AWR basics
    – Definining yourself as a worker
    – Definining the scope of the AWR
    – Your options
    – What is an umbrella company?
    – What is the Swedish Derogation Model?
    – Impact on clients
    – Businesses avoiding the AWR
    – Best options for contractors?
    – Limited companies that the AWR still applies to
    – Disputing employment status
    – developments
    – A final thought
    – Appendix

    About Crunch Accounting

    Crunch provides cost effective online accounting services for contractors and freelancers. To find out how you can benefit from a comprehensive account managed service from only £64.50 a month, click here.

    To download the ‘Agency Workers Regulation Guide’ click here.

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    Contractors Use State of the Art Tech to Maximise Income

    Contractor Accounting Services

    London 12th March, 2014 – To assist contractors to maximise their incomes, Elevate Direct the end to end direct contractor recruitment platform, has announced a formal partnership with Crunch Accounting, the cutting edge provider of online accounting services for contractors and freelancers.

    Crunch’s cloud based fully comprehensive tax efficient accounting service, provides unlimited support to contractors for only £64.50 (+VAT) a month.  Dan Collier, CEO & Co-founder of Elevate Direct says “We’re happy to be partnering with Crunch to provide additional value added services to our Elevate user base. Both our companies use state of the art cloud based technology to help support the careers of contractors. For us it’s about fundamentally changing the way contractors find jobs but also streamlining and facilitating that process.  If a candidate is new to contracting, they may need to form a limited company, or need to find an accountant quickly, this is where Crunch can speed along that process. For Crunch it’s about providing modern and professional support to contractors on demand, on the go, 24-7.  It seemed a natural partnership between two technology driven companies”.

    Whether they need an accountant, to switch accounting providers, to form a limited company, or to discuss how to make their income more tax efficient, contractors can find out more by clicking here.

    About Elevate Direct

    Elevate Direct is the only cloud based end to end Contractor Recruitment Solution that allows employers to recruit contractors directly, significantly reducing the high mark up costs associated with hiring a contractor through an agency.

    About Crunch – Contractor Accounting Services 

    Crunch is a groundbreaking online accountancy firm for freelancers, contractors and small businesses. By combining accredited, award-winning in-house accountants with internally-developed cloud software, Crunch delivers a complete business accountancy service for a flat monthly fee. No costly extras, your own personal account manager, and maximum tax efficiency.

    Click here to find out how you can benefit from the partnership between Elevate Direct & Crunch accounting.