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HMRC’s Off-Payroll impact statement is "full of falsehoods"
HMRC’s Off-Payroll impact statement has been criticised for containing several spurious statements and figures that fail to stand up to scrutiny.

Off-Payroll draft legislation published: Government dismisses consultation concerns
Draft legislation for proposed Off-Payroll private sector rules ignores consultation feedback and confirms clients will assess IR35 status from 2020.

HMRC pursuit of broadcasters suffers another blow with latest IR35 tribunal defeat
HMRC has suffered another high profile IR35 tribunal defeat, casting further questions over its ability to interpret and police the legislation.

Preparing for the Off-Payroll rules: what HMRC failed to warn hiring firms about
Firms hiring contractors risk major disruption in April 2020 if they fail to prepare for the behavioural impact of the Off-Payroll rules.

HMRC IR35 research tender proves key data was missing from final report, FOI reveals
Further concerns have been raised over HMRC’s published public sector Off-Payroll research, following the apparent omission of key information.

Thousands of NHS locums given hope, after urologist partially wins IR35 tribunal case
A split decision in an IR35 tribunal case between HMRC and an NHS locum could have major repercussions for other contingent workers in the sector.

HMRC refuses to stand by “irrelevant” CEST in IR35 tribunal case
HMRC has attempted to have evidence based on CEST struck out of an ongoing IR35 tribunal case, with its counsel branding the tool “irrelevant”.

Contracting bodies urge Conservatives to halt Off-Payroll Tax in open letter
Contracting bodies send open letter to the Conservatives urging incoming prime ministerial candidates to halt Off-Payroll Tax and Loan Charge plans.

Updated Off-Payroll factsheet launched to help educate the private sector
ContractorCalculator has updated its Off-Payroll factsheet, warning the private sector of the dangers faced following HMRC’s latest consultation.

IR35: summary of responses to Off-Payroll private sector consultation – June 2019
Feedback to HMRC’s latest Off-Payroll consultation has exposed several fundamental flaws in the taxman’s proposals, resulting in staunch opposition.

Network Rail accused of unlawful employer’s NI deductions under Off-Payroll rules
Network Rail has come under scrutiny after a document emerged suggesting it may have made unlawful employer’s NI deductions from contractor fees.

Fix CEST or risk mass uncertainty and tax status disputes, CIOT warns HMRC
Significant improvements to CEST are required ahead of HMRC’s proposed April 2020 private sector Off-Payroll rollout, CIOT has warned.

Off-Payroll Tax proposals deny taxpayers access to justice, experts warn
HMRC proposals to introduce a client-led disagreement process to the Off-Payroll rules would impede access to justice, IR35 experts have warned.

Treasury refusing to acknowledge IR35 “tax time bomb” planted in freelance sector
The Treasury has come under fire for misrepresenting the Off-Payroll reforms by refusing to acknowledge the tax liability imposed on clients.

HMRC’s defence of CEST ‘akin to climate change denial’ says ContractorCalculator
In an open letter, ContractorCalculator CEO Dave Chaplin has accused HMRC of denial over the number of contractors forced ‘inside IR35’ by CEST.

Launch of the Stop The Off-Payroll Tax campaign
The campaign is calling on the Government to drop these damaging plans – and instead launch a review of the IR35 legislation.

Early Day Motion opposing new Off-Payroll Tax tabled in Parliament
Contractors are urged to encourage their MPs to sign an Early Day Motion opposing plans to extend the Off-Payroll tax to the private sector.

CEST caused 98% and 87% ‘deemed employee’ rates at Met Office and CCS, FOIs reveal
FOIs reveal more absurdly high ‘deemed employee’ rates produced by CEST for contractors assessed by both the Met Office and Crown Commercial Service.

98% of HS2 contractors deemed ‘inside IR35’ as FOI suggests Off-Payroll non-compliance
98% of IR35 assessments conducted by HS2 in 2018 deemed the contractor caught by the Off-Payroll rules, suggesting further public sector non-compliance.

Unlawful Network Rail blanket approach finds 99% of workers inside IR35, reveals FOI
99% of Network Rail contractors have been deemed caught by the Off-Payroll rules as a result of unlawful blanket assessments encouraged by HMRC.

‘Pass-the-parcel’ Off-Payroll plans are burdensome and unnecessary, says tax expert
HMRC’s Off-Payroll proposals to impose compliance responsibilities and tax risk on all supply chain members are unnecessary, warns David Kirk.

Treasury’s Off-Payroll assurances won’t remove historical IR35 risk for contractors
Claims that the Off-Payroll rules won’t result in retrospective scrutiny can’t be relied upon by contractors and clients to remove historical tax risk.

HMRC suffers another damaging IR35 tribunal defeat as presenter Kaye Adams wins appeal
HMRC has been criticised for wasting more taxpayer money pursuing ill-considered IR35 cases after victory for broadcaster Kaye Adams at tribunal.

Future IR35 policy under threat as FOI response suggests HMRC research was doctored
HMRC has conceded that information was omitted from research into Off-Payroll in the public sector, which could otherwise derail private sector plans.

MPs challenge Off-Payroll (IR35) as debate reaches Parliament
Contractor concerns were heard in Parliament yesterday as MPs met in Westminster to debate the contentious Off-Payroll rules.

Loan Charge APPG report exposes alarming abuse and malpractice by HMRC
Improper and potentially unlawful conduct from HMRC and the Treasury has been exposed in the APPG’s Inquiry into the Loan Charge.

ContractorCalculator dissects HMRC’s private sector Off-Payroll consultation
ContractorCalculator has launched a critique of HMRC’s latest Off-Payroll consultation, dissecting its claims, assumptions and proposals.

Loan Charge: Treasury accused of “evading proper scrutiny and accountability”
The Treasury and HMRC have come under fire for a report described as “a cynical and misleading attempt at justification” of the Loan Charge.

Off-Payroll (IR35) small company exemption vulnerable to exploitation, warns JSA
Hirers have an open invitation to exploit the proposed Off-Payroll small company exemption, though amendments could hamper company growth.

Lorraine Kelly IR35 ruling proves HMRC’s CEST tool is biased and inaccurate
HMRC’s CEST tool has again failed to reach the same decision made at tribunal, having been tested against yesterday’s Lorraine Kelly IR35 judgment.

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