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HMRC and IR35 have fuelled tax avoidance, which will worsen with Off-Payroll

HMRC’s war on tax avoidance wouldn’t be necessary if it wasn’t for its punitive IR35 regime. Now the Off-Payroll rules look set to make matters worse.

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Contractor doctor: can I leave early even without a termination clause?

Advises an unhappy contractor how to get out of a contract without a termination clause.

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The new Off-Payroll tax – coming to the private sector and killing business

HMRC is attempting to introduce an Off-Payroll tax to the private sector, to be paid by firms engaging contractors, many of whom don’t even realise.

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HMRC dismisses IR35 forums members views and courts on laws omitted from CEST

HMRC’s view remains unchanged over its omission of case law from CEST and dismisses the compelling evidence put forward by IR35 Forum Members.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

How contractors can and should use a limited company if inside Off-Payroll (IR35)

Limited companies remain advantageous for contractors caught by the Off-Payroll rules, once they have overcome the accounting challenges posed.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

HMRC new Paper on Mutuality of Obligation incorrectly defines MOO, invalidating CEST

HMRC’s Paper on Mutuality of Obligation for the IR35 Forum incorrectly defines a key element of employment law that the taxman is supposed to enforce.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

10 times HMRC used propaganda to mislead MPs and the public on IR35

HMRC has long used propaganda to fuel its agenda when it comes to IR35. Here are 10 instances where the taxman has attempted to mislead MPs.


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The state of IR35 - Financial Director

Could the IR35 be applied to the private sector, ask Patrick Ford and Liz Wilson, tax strategy and benefits from Squire Patton Boggs.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

BBC offers one-off payout to off-payroll workers

he BBC is helping some of its employees settle accountancy bills connected to their compliance with off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Mutuality of obligation and IR35 - ICAEW

Information and analysis from the Tax Faculty on HMRC’s latest statement on mutuality of obligation with regards IR 35 and why it misses the point

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Are agencies to be liable for contractor tax – IR35?

Adrian Marlowe, MD of Lawspeed, argues that a simplified change in the law could be to assume IR35 applies to all contractors unless they can prove they are a genuine business.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

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