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BREAKING NEWS: Major loss for HMRC after Atholl House Court of Appeal ruling

HMRC suffered a huge IR35 blow at the Court of Appeal after the three judges unanimously rejected their primary ground of appeal, despite the case now being remitted back to the UT.


IR35 & Off-payroll – what does the future hold for contractors?

What seems like a relentless attack by HMRC on the contracting community is unlikely to work, says Dave Chaplin, CEO of ContractorCalculator.

|Dave's Blog

BREAKING NEWS: Does HMRC think you’re a Managed Service Company?

Contractors are receiving letters saying that HMRC think their PSCs are actually MSCs (managed service companies). This is very bad news. Act now.

|Managed Service Companies

McCann Media Limited IR35 appeal dismissed by FTT

A second tribunal decision relating to services provided to Sky has now been released with the tribunal again not upholding the appeal.


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.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Basic Broadcasting Limited wins IR35 appeal after seven-year nightmare for presenter Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles has won his IR35 tax appeal after a seven-year nightmare for his media-based firm Basic Broadcasting Limited ("BBL").


How to close your company and extract the profits – paying only 10% tax

Considering closing down your limited company? Securing a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation may be the most efficient way to extract funds. Find out how.

|Limited Companies

Other Contracting News

Absurd tax rules must be scrapped before HMRC claims any more victims

Presenter Kaye Adams has been caught in an increasingly expensive legal merry-go-round

Tue, 17 May 2022 - IR35

IR35: fundamental problems remain, says ICAEW

Tax Faculty recommends restricting or removing fiscal incentives to arbitrage employment status.

Tue, 17 May 2022 - IR35

Contractors in UK can escape tax if new hiring rules are misapplied

HMRC admits that freelancers are eligible to reclaim all tax paid under IR35 regime if hirers misclassify them

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35 private sector reforms one year on

IT contractors set out how the changes have affected their ability to find work in the UK

Tue, 15 Mar 2022 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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Freelance tax reforms leave traps for the unwary

The new IR35 rules have created a confusing marketplace for freelancers with plenty of new traps for the unsuspecting and some bizarre incentives — such as working abroad.


Matt Warman MP leads yet another review into future of work

The Prime Minister has asked Matt Warman MP to lead a review into “how the government can best support a thriving future UK labour market” and experts have been critical.

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How are HR teams adapting to IR35?

What has been the impact of IR35 one year on and how will HR decisions evolve to access the talent they need after a turbulent year?

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ITV is keen to move its stars to PAYE

ITV is keen to move its stars to PAYE so HMRC does not challenge its existing pay arrangements, exposing it to having to pay back-dated tax bills.

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IT contractors warned as HMRC draws on ‘IR35-adjacent’ legislation in tax avoidance clampdown

IT contractors are being urged to take action now, as details emerge about how HM Revenue & Customs is drawing on some IR35-adjacent legislation to send out five-figure tax bills to individuals who engage with contractor-focused accountants.

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