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Off-Payroll (IR35) compliance events launched to educate clients and agencies

A series of events have been launched to help firms effectively navigate their Off-Payroll compliance requirements and mitigate their tax risk.


10 ways HMRC can win back trust in CEST

HMRC has a long way to go to instil confidence in CEST. Here are 10 steps the contract sector believes HMRC should take to fix its flawed tool.


Off-Payroll (IR35) Tax: How to calculate and process ‘deemed direct payments’

Find out how to comply with the Off-Payroll tax rules and mitigate your tax risk by correctly calculating and processing deemed direct payments.


What is the new Off-Payroll (IR35) tax?

Find out what the Off-Payroll tax is, how it affects you, and what you can do to prepare for the changes with this comprehensive guide.


What is IR35? Does it apply to your contract?

It is tax avoidance legislation designed to ensure workers using an intermediary but who are ‘disguised employees’ pay the correct amount of tax.


What is an IR35 Status Determination Statement (SDS)?

Learn what an IR35 Status Determination Statement is, why contractor clients will soon need to provide them, and why reasonable care is so important.


Prove your contract is outside IR35 by collecting key evidence

Contractors generate evidence about it every day and by filing it they could halt an HMRC review at the outset.


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Draft legislation for private sector IR35 reform

On 11 July the government unveiled its draft Finance Bill 2019/20, which includes draft legislation for reform of the off-payroll working rules in the private sector.

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 - IR35

NHS boss: Tax bills could mean 'loss of 60 doctors'

Dr Rosser sympathises with his staff, who he says face a stark choice between doing work they know the trust and patients need and risking big tax bills.

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 - Tax Issues

Tax changes could make work as a locum 'untenable', pharmacy bodies warn

Six organisations have warned that HM Revenue and Customs’s proposals could lead to pharmacy locums paying the same tax as employees, making their position “untenable”.

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - IR35

Don't rely on the taxman to keep you right over off-payroll rules revolution

With less than a year to go, businesses must take action now and seek professional advice to ensure they are ready for reforms and have the correct process and procedures in place to ensure compliance whilst also remaining competitive in a tough marketplace.

Fri, 31 May 2019 - IR35

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