Contracting through a company can be highly tax efficient, and with the correct set up and support you’ll be able to take more of your hard earned money home. Our experienced contractor experts will take care of your tax and accountancy needs, equip you with specialist software, advice and support tailored to your requirements. Our IR35 experts proactively advise contractors on an on-going basis and make sure you’re on top of complex tax rules and compliance changes.
Tax and Accounting for Contractors made simple
We’re proud of our high-quality specialised services to contractors and freelancers. Our Chartered accountants deal with all the changes in complex tax rules so you can spend your time and efforts doing the job you love.
We’ll prepare your company accounts, tax returns, submit your VAT returns and look after all the company secretarial side of things so you concentrate on your role. We’ll even prepare your management accounts so you can have clarity over your tax payments and keep an eye on contract performance.
Making your expenses work harder for you
Our specialist team make sure you don’t pay a penny more than you have to in tax. We don’t just stop at making sure you’ve claimed all your expenses, we work with you and look out for any additional tax reliefs you could benefit from, such as R&D tax relief, capital allowances and many more.
Flat Rate VAT Scheme
Lighthouse contractor specialists will review your historic contractor performance and check if you’re better off under the Flat Rate VAT Scheme. You could make a bit of extra money by setting this up properly with HMRC. And if you’re new to contracting, we’ll talk you through the Flat Rate Scheme and if itrs right for you we’ll set you up right away.
Dividend and Profit Extraction
The rules on dividends will be changing soon, and we will pro-actively make sure you’ve planned and setup your company and structure to be as tax efficient as possible so you can enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Xero software tailored to contractors
Lighthouse is proud to have embraced the latest technology and we give you access to all of this wonderful software to help you keep track of how much money your making.
Xero is a web-based software that can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet or web browser anywhere in the world. You’ll be able to log your expenses, raise invoices and check your balances anytime, anywhere. The great thing is we’ll be able to see all of this, so we’re always right next to you every single day.