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HMRC fails to convince Lords on legal justification for Loan Charge

HMRC fails to convince the Committees members on the legal justification for it’s highly controversial retrospective tax.

|Loan Charge

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.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC Notes are not Tablets of Stone, unless left unchallenged

The recently dismissed IR35 appeal in the Upper-Tier Tax Tribunal highlights the crucial importance of the fact-finding at FTT.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35: Northern Lights v HMRC (UT) – IT contractor appeal dismissed by Upper Tribunal

HMRC’s victory at UTT is a warning not to rely on unexercised substitution clauses and to ensure working practices facts are communicated at FTT.

|IR35

Professional Passport leads supply-chain compliance discussion with new report

Professional Passport publishes report laying down a pragmatic path to supply chain compliance. But, will HMRC listen?

|Other

Amendments tabled to Finance Bill to “curb or kill” umbrella companies

The amendments tabled by senior Conservative MPs seek to combat malpractice and reduce tax avoidance and evasion of potentially over £1bn per year.

|Other

Employment Tribunal awards contractor furloughed holiday pay

A recent Employment Tribunal (ET) ruling could be a significant case for contractors that have had holiday pay withheld during furlough.

|Other

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DWP hit with £87.9m tax bill by HMRC over 'historic' IR35 status errors

DWP uses CEST for determinations and gets hit for £87m in extra tax.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How serious is the shortage of HGV drivers? IR35 Issues?

There have been tax changes making it more expensive for drivers from elsewhere in Europe to work or be employed here.

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC denies misleading MPs over tax avoidance by its contractors

Commons report claimed tax agency put its reputation ‘ahead of telling the truth’ about loan arrangement schemes

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Mind the ‘IR35 bogeyman’

Agencies have nothing to fear.

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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DWP hit with £87.9m tax bill by HMRC over 'historic' IR35 status contractor assessment errors

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) paid £87.9m to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) after a review of its IR35 compliance procedures revealed that it had incorrectly assessed the employment status of its contractors over a period of several years.

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HMRC CEO claims email querying legal basis for loan charge ‘overplayed’ at committee hearing

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) CEO Jim Harra has come under scrutiny once more, this time by the Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) about its handling of the loan charge.

Taxation

Importance of fact-finding in IR35 cases

It is important to build tax defences pre-emptively, using strong factual foundations when it comes to IR35.

The Global Recruiter

Fix or Fail

The unregulated umbrella industry is heading towards extinction unless calls to end malpractice are heeded.

Financial Times

Disputes loom over contractors’ status after IR35 reforms

Nearly two-thirds of contractors have been classified as "employed for tax purposes" since changes to the off-payroll working rules were introduced in April.

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