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08
Nov
Don’t sell yourself short: Know your value. How to make more money doing the same amount of work.

Don’t sell yourself short: Know your value. How to make more money doing the same amount of work.

Posted Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Think like a boss. Define what you do. As a Contractor, you’re your own boss. When you think about what you do, think like a boss. Don’t fall into the trap of comparing what you do to an employee role, because as the boss of you, you’re now a business serving a particular audience. A…

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06
Sep
How to pay less tax using your car

How to pay less tax using your car

Posted Tuesday, September 6, 2022

How to pay less tax using your car. Private Limited Company owners can save between €390 and €1200 every month! When a company you work with gives you a car to use, even if the company is your own Private Limited Company, tax is payable by you as an individual. The Revenue Commissioners state you…

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20
Jun
Unusual tax-saving opportunities could be too good to be true

Unusual tax-saving opportunities could be too good to be true

Posted Monday, June 20, 2022

I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE TAX-FREE! Nobody wants to pay any more tax than they have to. Thankfully there are plenty of areas where self-employed professionals can optimise their take home pay legitimately. However, we have been made aware of professional contractors being offered a scheme which on the surface may sound like a…

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16
May
Why Smart Contractors and Freelancers Use a Limited Company

Why Smart Contractors and Freelancers Use a Limited Company

Posted Monday, May 16, 2022

It’s common for us to hear from Freelancers who are operating as Sole Traders asking ‘what’s the difference between a limited company or a sole trader?’ We hear this question less from Contractors because they almost exclusively operate through limited companies, either their own company or an umbrella company, but if you’re reading this as…

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25
Mar
Save on Fuel Costs as a Contractor

Save on Fuel Costs as a Contractor

Posted Friday, March 25, 2022

At Contracting PLUS, we focus on helping you maximise your take-home pay. As a Contractor with us, you will have access to hundreds of discounts on groceries, clothing, holidays, hotel breaks and more from well-known retailers and brands online and in-store. With the recent rise in fuel prices, we want to ensure you continue to…

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09
Mar
Setting up my Personal Limited Company – Where do I start?

Setting up my Personal Limited Company – Where do I start?

Posted Wednesday, March 9, 2022

By Jennifer Doyle, Client Solutions Manager at Contracting PLUS Whether you are new to the world of self-employment (which includes being a Contractor), or have been operating through an Umbrella company for a while now, the option of setting up your own Limited Company has likely crossed your mind. Having your own Limited Company can…

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09
Mar
What is an Umbrella Company?

What is an Umbrella Company?

Posted Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Umbrella Companies… Regularly I get asked the question ‘what actually is an Umbrella Company?’. I think I might be guilty of glossing over this question too quickly; I don’t do it on purpose – I just forget that not everyone else has been talking about Umbrella companies for as long as I have. So, for…

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Our compliant contractors typically achieve the best retention rates; they take home more money.

Our App and online portal remove all the admin and hassle from you.

Standard company insurances are included (at no extra cost) in most cases.

You’ll have a Dedicated Account Manager to answer all your questions.

You’ll get ongoing pro-active tax saving tips and suggestions.

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