FAQ

What is an Umbrella Company?

An Umbrella Company acts as an employer for contractors on a fixed term contract, with their principal responsibility to arrange payment for the work carried out and to ensure all relevant employment taxes are deducted. The worker has a contract of employment with the Umbrella Company and is paid as an employee, receiving a payslip each time they are paid. Using an umbrella company is the main alternative to setting up your own limited company, the main difference being the way that you are paid. Through an Umbrella Company you are treated as an employee, but still enjoy the benefits of being able to move between contracts freely. For further details see our Umbrella Company Guide

What is personal Limited Company?

A personal limited company is a company owned by you. It is a separate legal entity giving you legal protection against any personal liability while contracting. Unlike an umbrella company, you fully own the company. A personal limited company is most suited to long term contractors looking to establish a company in their own name. It can also benefit professionals with multiple incomes from related business interests outside of their normal daily rate contracting role. A personal limited company is responsible for paying its own taxes and ensuring it fulfils all of its duties. For further details see our Limited Company Guide

What services do you offer to a contractor?

We offer a PAYE Umbrella service and a Personal Limited company service. We don’t offer a Director Umbrella structure. 

Why don’t you offer a Director Umbrella service?

We put contractors first. When we researched this structure the advice was it isn’t compliant. So even though it is favoured by some companies and agencies for ease of use and setup we decided we did not want to offer it. To learn more please see our article here

What is the price for a PAYE Umbrella Company?

The monthly price is €90 per month. No hidden costs. No From and no To. Just €90 per month. For further details please see here

What is the price for a Private Limited company?

The monthly price is €130 per month. For this all monthly work is done, all VAT filings, all end of year filing – the works! For further details please see here

Do I need my own Business account for a PAYE Umbrella company?

No. We pay directly into your Personal Bank account minus taxes and fee.

Do I need Business insurance if I use a PAYE Umbrella company?

No. You are covered by Accounting Pro’s business insurances.

How long does it take to setup under a PAYE Umbrella structure?

We can have set-up same day.

Can I write off expenses using a PAYE Umbrella structure?

Yes. You can write off certain travel, training and subsistence etc expenses. For further details please see our Expenses Guide

Do I need my own Business account for a Personal Limited company?

Yes. You need to set 1 up but we will help you do this as we have relationships with banks who will expedite this for you.

Do I need my own Business insurance for a Personal Limited company?

Yes. But we will help you get a discounted rate and it is a deductible from tax.

Are your fees deductible – PAYE Umbrella and Personal Limited company?

Yes, they are deductible.

Can I write off expenses using a Personal Limited company structure?

Yes – and it is a lot more flexible than for a PAYE Umbrella structure. You can write off certain travel, training and subsistence etc expenses. For further details please see our Expenses Guide

How long does it take to setup a Personal Limited company?

It will take approximately 2 weeks however we will deal with all the interactions with the CRO etc for you.

Is it hard to move from 1 structure to the other?

No, it is easy and we will take care of all of it for you.

Are there additional charges for doing this?

No. There are no hidden charges.

Do you charge to leave a PAYE Umbrella or a Personal Limited company?

No. This is done at no additional cost.