IT contractors and software developers

Accounting services for software and technology firms


Whether you’re running a software development business or IT consultancy, or operating as a specialist technology contractor, Alchemy can handle your accounts preparation, tax returns, bookkeeping and budgeting needs.

When it comes to choosing accountants, IT contractors need advice on the most tax-efficient business structures – through an umbrella or via your own limited company? – and help navigating IR35.

Alchemy has the experience they need. Our founder built his career at one of the UK’s biggest specialist IT contractor accountants, UK tax law as it applies to contractors being his particular area of expertise.

We can also advise on business expenses – what can and can’t be claimed by freelance developers and IT contractors, from calculating travel expenses to the complexities of accounting for working from an office in your own home.

Cloud accounting for developers

Developers and IT contractors obviously aren’t shy of technology so, in our experience, generally can’t wait to embrace cloud accounting.

For solo operators FreeAgent accounting software works particularly well , helping them stay on top of expenses, receipts and invoices in real time from desktop or mobile devices.

Clarity and transparency

A project roadmap is important for any IT contractor, accountants know that – so why are so few of them able to provide the same kind of clarity about how they operate on behalf?

At Alchemy, our accounting services are delivered using transparent processes so you’ll never be in the dark about the next deadline and what we’re doing on your behalf to meet it.

We provide…

  • Contractor tax advice
  • Contractor tax returns
  • Company accounts
  • Budgeting and planning
  • Online accounting
  • IR35 guidance

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