Contractor and Freelancer Limited Company Business Calculator

To use the calculator please enter your hourly or daily rate below and click the 'Calculate' button. 

You may also like to read our NEW pages: Take home pay Limited company or Umbrella company - The Real Story, 'How much can I earn as a contractor' and our two minute guide to contracting through your own limited company.

Other useful guides, pages and case studies:

First time Contracting or Freelancing? - A summary of the alternatives along with pros and cons
Step-by-step Guide to Contracting - Download a FREE copy of our guide
Limited or Umbrella? Can't decide? - We help you decide which is best for you
Take home pay case studies - Examples of contractors using a ltd co. & umbrella co.
Expenses Guide - Know exactly what you can claim
Umbrella company guide - Everything you ever wanted to know about umbrella company services
IR35 Guide - A great plain English guide to IR35

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please contact our New Client Services helpdesk on 01442 275789 or email jaime.thorpe@sjdaccountancy.com.

If you wish to appoint us as your accountants immediately, the quickest and easiest way to do so is by accessing our Client Agreement Form.

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Daily Rate £
Monthly Contract Value £  
Net Annual Invoice Total £  
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Monthly Take Home Pay £  
Take Home Percentage    %  



Our contractor calculator provides an illustration of the maximum amount a contractor could take from their contract when working through their own limited company. It assumes full tax planning and a number of other procedures are in place, some of which are quite complex and are best discussed directly with your accountant.

Typically, contractors working through their own limited company take home between 75% and 80% of their contract value. If you would like to know more about contractor tax click the link and read our new easy to read guide.

If you are thinking of contracting through your own company, read our new straightforward guide on How to Contract through your own Limited Company . You'll be surprised how little time it takes and just how easy it is.

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Also you might be interested to know our contractor limited company calculator is now available as a FREE to download iphone application, just search 'contractor calculator' in the App Store.

SJD Accountancy

SJD Accountancy are the UK's largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors; we've been acting for contractors across the UK since 1992 and have more than 15,000 clients.

We are the only national specialist firm of contractor accountants with offices nationwide. SJD Accountancy has more qualified staff than any other firm in our market with qualifications from the following major tax and accountancy bodies - ATT, AAT, CTA, ACCA, CA, ACA and FCCA.

  • Unlimited face to face meetings. This is a unique service only SJD Accountancy offers - unlimited face to face meetings across the UK - tax is complicated and sometimes only a meeting will do.
  • UK's Largest contractor accountants with more qualified staff. No call centres, no outsourcing, no automated call handling. Simply telephone, email or meet your own dedicated accountant* face to face.
  • Money back service guarantee. All your telephone calls and emails will be answered the same day or we will make a full refund of that months fee.
  • Outstanding reputation. We have won more awards for customer service and accountancy excellence than any other firm in our market, including: Best Accountant for Contractors, Accountant of the Year and Best Professional Service Team to name just a few.
  • All inclusive low cost fixed fee accountancy package which includes completion of accounts*, payroll bureau, dividends and corporation tax computations, personal taxation, free bookkeeping software, your own dedicated accountant* and all company returns for a fixed fee of £120 plus VAT per month.

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new client services helpdesk on 01442 275789 or email: lisa.wood@sjdaccountancy.com.

Appoint SJD Accountancy and never worry about your tax or accountancy affairs again.

Form your own Limited company with SJD - our same day online company formation service includes company bank account set up, VAT/PAYE registration and advice on optimum share structure. 

You may also find the following pages, guides and case studies useful:

*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of SJD for one year or have made 12 monthly payments. All accountants are part or fully qualified.