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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.

Hirers face huge rights claims pay-outs after inside IR35 contractor legal settlement
Hirers, agencies and clients forcing contractors inside IR35 following Off-Payroll face huge employment rights claims after a significant legal settlement.

Off-Payroll Working: new petition launched to ensure fairness for all workers
Contractors are urged to sign a petition to help prevent irrevocable damage to UK flexible working and ensure fairness for all workers.

ContractorCalculator launches Off-Payroll ‘fact pack’ to help contractors inform MPs
ContractorCalculator has published a ‘fact pack’ to help contractors inform MPs of the damaging effects of Off-Payroll and prevent a private sector rollout.

CEST does not provide certainty or reasonable care, says ex-HMRC tax inspector
CEST doesn’t constitute reasonable care, meaning hirers who use it to assess IR35 status retain the tax risk, warns ex-HMRC inspector Philip Manley.

CEST was not formally assessed under Governments own standards, reveals FOI
Despite impacting thousands of tax payers, HMRC’s online tool CEST was not formally assessed under the Government Digital Services standards.

CEST exposed as hopelessly unreliable using HMRC's own test data obtained via FOI
CEST is exposed as hopelessly unreliable, after HMRC’s own test data obtained by FOI and used to back accuracy claims is shown to be incorrect.

CEST only asks a fraction of questions usually posed during an HMRC inquiry
CEST asks between four and 16 questions; just a fraction of the number of questions usually posed to a contractor during an HMRC IR35 inquiry.

Off-Payroll (IR35): 84% of perceived tax avoided is by hirers, reveals HMRC examples
HMRC’s own Off-Payroll consultation shows that 84% of its perceived tax shortfall from non-compliance is due from the hirer, not the contractor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Survey: Major business disruption if new Off-Payroll tax hits the private sector
A ContractorCalculator survey has found many UK firms risk spiralling costs, intensified skills shortages and legal action if the new Off-Payroll tax hits the private sector.

Off-Payroll Working: Contractor lifts lid on HS2’s non-compliant IR35 practices
HS2’s failure to comply with IR35 has intensified skills shortages and imposed 30% tax hikes on contractors, says former HS2 contractor James Horabin.

Latest EAT ruling reinforces that HMRC erred in law with CEST tool
An EAT has overturned an earlier tribunal decision due to a lack of mutuality of obligation, proving that HMRC erred in law by omitting MOO from CEST.

Has HMRC misled the Chancellor and Treasury on the Off-Payroll tax and IR35 rules?
HMRC’s integrity has been called into question after correspondence emerged suggesting the Chancellor and Treasury may have been misled on the law.

HMRCs IR35 CEST tool without MOO can never be fully accurate says legal tax expert
IR35 tribunal history shows that, without considering MOO, HMRC’s CEST tool can never be fully accurate, says Chartergates director, Matt Boddington.

Supreme Court judgment exposes HMRC's misguided stance on employment status law
HMRC’s stance on MOO has again been disproven in court; this time as the Supreme Court rejects an appeal against the infamous Pimlico Plumbers ruling.

Have Off-Payroll IR35 reforms rendered contractors guilty until proven innocent?
With the Off-Payroll rules, HMRC has created a regime whereby contractors are considered caught by IR35 unless they can conclusively prove otherwise.

NHS implicated in multi-million pound tax dodge following IR35 reforms
HMRC chastised after it emerges NHS Trusts may have engaged in unlawful tax avoidance, incentivised by the Off-Payroll IR35 rules.

Latest contractor IR35 tribunal win suggests HMRC knew CEST was flawed upon launch
Details of a third defeat for HMRC in four IR35 tribunals to emerge this year suggests that the taxman knew CEST was legally flawed upon launch.

How to lobby your MP against more damaging IR35 reforms
The recent IR35 reforms caused considerable damage and could hurt you if rolled out to the private sector. Please lobby your MP now to prevent this - here’s how.

New Off-Payroll IR35 factsheet published to counter HMRC’s misleading rhetoric
ContractorCalculator has published an IR35 factsheet, debunking false HMRC claims while evidencing the damaging impact of the public sector reforms.

How HMRC’s IR35 reforms are destroying locum nurses’ livelihoods and patient care
Locum nurses have had their income reduced by roughly a third due to the IR35 reforms, compounding a pre-existing patient care crisis in the NHS.

HMRC edges closer to private sector ‘Off-Payroll’ rollout with IR35 consultation
HMRC’s IR35 consultation has been released, suggesting an extension of the public sector ‘Off-Payroll’ rules is a done deal in the taxman’s eyes.

IR35 BREAKING NEWS: Consultation is launched
The long awaited IR35 consultation for 'off-payroll' working in the private sector has been published by HMRC today.

IR35 case – Jensal Software Ltd v HMRC: full analysis
HMRC’s understanding of IR35 has been called into question following a conclusive victory for a contractor at a recent IR35 tribunal.

IT contractor defeats HMRC in decisive fashion in latest IR35 case
An IT contractor has overcome the taxman in an IR35 tribunal case which will raise serious question marks over HMRC and CEST.

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