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CEST assessment rejected by judge as contractor recoups unlawfully deducted tax

A judge has ruled a CEST assessment to be incorrect after a contractor went to an employment tribunal to prove their IR35 status and reclaim overpaid tax.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

HMRC 'witch hunt' seeks names and addresses of contractors operating outside IR35

HMRC has asked public sector bodies to provide the names and addresses of contractors working outside of IR35, within what it bills a compliance check.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Leaked HMRC webinar suggests taxman has misled the NHS on IR35

Misguided advice issued by HMRC to the NHS during an IR35 webinar has prompted concerns that Trustees are misclassifying locums as 'deemed employees'.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Save time and money with the Cashplus Business Account for contractors

Contractors can reduce their business banking burden with the Cashplus Business Account, says Cashplus financial commercial director Nick Biggam.

|Contractor banking

The off-payroll tax - what's the latest on IR35?

It’s crazy that almost two decades after the misguided IR35 legislation was introduced in April 2000, it has now been loudly resurrected.

|Dave's Blog

Tax efficient death-in-service benefits via a limited company

Contractor death-in-service insurance premiums can be paid by a contractor’s limited company

|Contractor Life Insurance

IR35: ContractorCalculator publishes summary of responses to Off-Payroll consultation

ContractorCalculator has published its own summary of Off-Payroll consultation responses, to better inform the public and MPs on attitudes toward HMRC’s proposals.


Other Contracting News

Big trouble in TV tax land

The scandal over stars’ taxes is a symptom of widespread confusion about self-employment.

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 - IR35

Taxman coming for all of us, Eamonn Holmes warns TV stars

HMRC has previously challenged BBC stars who received their earnings through personal service companies.

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - IR35

Contractors facing huge tax bill launch legal action against HMRC

The tax office has admitted that it anticipates that some people 'will become insolvent as a result' of its new loan charge.

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 - Tax Issues

HMRC tax crackdown victimises easy targets

Up to 50,000 people will owe the taxman tens – in some cases hundreds – of thousands of pounds by April 5. The bills will leave some of them having to sell their home or go bankrupt.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

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CEST assessment rejected by judge

A Bristol tribunal ruled contractor Tony Elbourn was self-employed – a decision which contradicted the result previously given by HM Revenue & Customs’ Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool

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HMRC seeks personal details of public sector contractors operating outside IR35

HMRC is requesting the personal details of public sector contractors continuing to work outside of IR35 through their limited companies

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IR35: Holmes under the hammer

HMRC is challenging the pay ITV host Eamonn Holmes received through his limited company.


Self-employed warned over 'tax-avoiding' middle-men offering to increase your take home pay

While there are many compliant umbrella employers operating who provide a valued service with many benefits to the contractor, agencies, and end-clients there are also dodgy firms out there that should be avoided.


BBC presenter tax case 'only win for HMRC in a decade'

Contractors suspected of being “false employees” win the vast majority of tax tribunal cases brought against them – raising further questions over the taxman’s ability to enforce the rules accurately.

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