Category Archives: Business

Information for businesses

Checking UK Freelance, Contractor Employment Status for Tax

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HMRC online check tool for work contracts to obtain a determination of taxable status: Self-Employed OR Employed. This produces a downloadable PDF you can keep for your records and show to the organization hiring you to show if they need to pay your earnings in full, without deducting Income Tax and National Insurance contributions.

Discussion on about factors affecting Employment Status relating to IR35

Sage Payroll Reinstallation Update Problem – Tip – Solution

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When you run the sage payroll installer on a pc that already has or had a previous version installed you will hit the dialogue picker which invites you to choose which installation you wish to update. This might be what you require – if not then there is no obvious method to force a ‘fresh’ installation ignoring whatever happened before, and you might even have a dialogue asking you to choose from an empty [unpopulated] list – you are unable to proceed.

After uninstalling the application and then deleting the program folders etc attempting to by-pass this problem the really critical tip is to look in ‘C:\Windows’.

If there is a ‘Payroll.ini’ file rename/delete it or move it somewhere else if you are cautious.

Obviously take care and back-up data and/or the system if you are working on a live installation.