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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.


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Tax changes could make work as a locum 'untenable', pharmacy bodies warn

Six organisations have warned that HM Revenue and Customs’s proposals could lead to pharmacy locums paying the same tax as employees, making their position “untenable”.

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - IR35

Four taxing topics in the new Treasury Minister’s in-tray

Tom Herbert profiles the new FST and examines four issues the minister with responsibility for the UK tax system needs to urgently get to grips with.

Fri, 31 May 2019 - Travel Expenses Consultation

KPMG urges the oil and gas industry to plan ahead for changes to IR35

The most significant impact of the proposed changes to IR35 will be the increased costs that these changes are anticipated to bring.

Mon, 20 May 2019 - IR35

Chancellor accused of lying to MPs over controversial loan charge

A claim has been called an outright lie by campaigners, and Sir Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat MP who chairs the APPG panel.

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 - Other

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Financial Times

Freelancers face a looming tax nightmare

The Off-Payroll reforms to hit the private sector from April 2020 will have serious consequences for hundreds of thousands of companies and contractors, with hirers facing potentially higher costs and some workers looking at significant cuts to their income, as well as an extra administrative burden to both.

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Will HS2 decision veer IR35 off track?

With the shadow of IR35 legislation still looming at large over both public and private sectors, the latest information issued by HS2 suggests that non-compliance might abound on a much wider scale than first thought.

Off-payroll reforms misunderstood by the self-employed

There are calls from contractor and freelancer representatives for the off-payroll (IR35) reforms, due to be applied to the private sector, to be stopped.


Self-employed could be £7,500 a year worse off after tax crackdown

Contractors could be worse off as a result of overzealous public sector organisations deeming them as 'employees'.

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Fresh HMRC tax crackdown on freelance contractors

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