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Deemed Tax Payroll Solution

Umbrella companies vs. PAYE


On the face of it, there might seem like little obvious difference between working under an umbrella company and paying PAYE (Pay As You Earn) income tax via an agency payroll.

But the repercussions for your financial circumstances can be significant, so it's worth taking the time to learn a little more about the differences between umbrella companies and PAYE.

For example, you could be missing out on tax-deductible pension contributions, the ability to claim back your business expenses, and the advantages of being in continuous employment on paper.

Deemed Tax is one of several contractor payroll we offer, and is one of the benefits of working with a trusted payroll solution like Primis.

In this guide, we'll look in more detail at what you'll get when you choose the Primis Deemed Tax payroll solution, and who can benefit.

What is the Deemed payment solution?

The Primis Deemed Tax payroll solution is for anyone who works as a contractor on multiple assignments and would like to be paid via their own limited company. Primis will act as an intermediary to facilitate the payment from the client to your Ltd Company.

As part of this service, Primis will make the necessary calculations and statutory deductions from your gross earnings, ensuring that you remain compliant at all times.

Who Can Benefit from our Deemed payment solution?

Deemed payment is often used by workers who are deemed inside the scope of IR35, but who still wish to be paid compliantly to their limited company.

This means you have all the benefits of working with a trusted payroll solution, but you can still retain your own limited company structure too.

Why Use an Umbrella Company?

A legitimate umbrella company like Primis takes a lot of the administrative burden away from being self-employed, even if you have formed a limited company.

We have years of experience working with contractors in multiple different payroll structures, and we also keep up to date with any newly emerging tax rules and changes to legislation like IR35.

On a day-to-day basis, this means you don't need to carry out your own tax calculations or make statutory deductions to pay over to HMRC - we can do that for you.

Instead, you receive the correct net rate of pay for the work you do on multiple contracts, plus total peace of mind that you are fully compliant and up to date on your tax obligations.

What do Contractors get with Primis?

When you choose the Deemed Tax payroll solution from Primis you benefit from a long list of features. You can check these in the Key Information Documents (KIDs) available for download from our website, or contact us if you have any questions.

Here are some of the main features available via the Primis Deemed Tax Solution:

Online Portal Access

Register for a Primis payroll solution and get full access to our Online Portal, a custom-built dashboard where you can submit timesheets, see your payslips and make any changes to your details.

Your Online Portal also gives you direct communication with us, so if you need to make an enquiry or ask us for help, you can just log on and tell us what you need.

Personal Customer Service Support

Support from our highly experienced team anytime between 8am and 8pm.

Payment Text Alerts

Text alerts whenever a payment is processed, giving you peace of mind and relieving the admin burden.

Full Compliance

With all of the above, we are committed to fully compliant services. A legitimate and reputable payroll company will always keep you on the right side of contractor legislation, taxation rules and technicalities like IR35.

Primis have a proven track record of long-term satisfied clients and contractors, and our Deemed Tax payroll solution is no exception. If you want freedom from the stress of doing your own tax admin, paying tax retrospectively or just keeping up with compliance, we can help.

Get in Touch

We want to hear from you - all enquiries are welcome, whether you're settled on our Deemed Tax solution or you want to know more about comparing umbrella services available in our Contractor Hub.

Visit our Contact Us page to fill in our contact form, which will help make sure you provide all the information we need to help you with your enquiry. Alternatively, if you prefer to get in touch your own way, you can email us on or call us on 01925 912200.

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