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Self Employment Tax
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Download The Free Self-Employed Tax Starter Guide

Becoming self-employed can be daunting. You might be wondering how to pay tax when self-employed, or how do I work out income tax? These are just a few of the questions we can help answer with this beginner's guide from self-employment tax experts.

Whether as a limited company contractor or freelancer operating as a sole trader, we help you get to grips with paying tax as a self-employed professional, especially when there are so many different taxes and legislation to understand and navigate.

In this guide you will learn:

Which taxes apply to you and your business
When and how to submit your Self Assessment tax return
The basics of Income Tax
The different types of National Insurance
How to pay tax on dividends
Corporation Tax reliefs and allowances
How the Flat Rate Scheme works for VAT payments
What is the IR35 legislation and what you need to do
What is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and what you need to do
and more...


Fill in your details below to receive your free "Self-Employed Tax Starter Guide" and find out how to pay tax when self-employed.

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Which Taxes Apply To You?

Not sure which taxes you need to pay as a self-employed professional? Take the quiz below to find out and download the above guide for further information.

*Rates are correct for the 2020-21 tax year. Please ensure you apply the relevant rates for the tax year in question. For example, if completing your self assessment with the deadline of 31st January 2021, you will need to use the tax rates for 2019-20.

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About Us

Why Qdos?


Qdos Contractor are one of the leading providers of specialist contractor insurance services in the UK. Our online application process takes only a matter of minutes with all documentation issued instantly. Unlike many other brokers, we don’t hide our premiums until you've provided your details, as we are confident that our premiums, service and product are the best in the market. In addition, Qdos Contractor is one of the leading authorities on the IR35 legislation and have handled well over 1,500 IR35 enquiries on behalf of UK contractors.


Our History


Qdos began in 1988 as a tax consultancy business and has grown significantly over the past two decades, providing expert business services, products and advice. Over the years, Qdos has grown in both size and reputation as a trusted contractor insurance broker as well as an expert tax advisor. Our aim is to provide UK contractors with the assistance and service with IR35 issues they need as well as sustaining excellent quality and competitive premiums in the contractor insurance market.

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