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Fresh evidence exposes fundamental flaws in HMRC IR35 CEST Tool

A recent webinar proves HMRC's IR35 tool rarely conducts multi-factorial assessments for "Outside IR35" determinations, putting clients in danger.

|IR35

Structural problems remain with IR35, says Public Accounts Committee

Public Accounts Committee report says “widespread non-compliance” with IR35 tax reforms in central government departments is “not acceptable”.

|IR35

Major loss for HMRC after Atholl House Court of Appeal ruling

HMRC suffered a huge IR35 blow at the Court of Appeal after the three judges unanimously rejected their primary ground of appeal, despite the case now being remitted back to the UT.

|IR35

IR35 & Off-payroll – what does the future hold for contractors?

What seems like a relentless attack by HMRC on the contracting community is unlikely to work, says Dave Chaplin, CEO of ContractorCalculator.

|Dave's Blog

Does HMRC think you’re a Managed Service Company?

Contractors are receiving letters saying that HMRC think their PSCs are actually MSCs (managed service companies). This is very bad news. Act now.

|Managed Service Companies

McCann Media Limited IR35 appeal dismissed by FTT

A second tribunal decision relating to services provided to Sky has now been released with the tribunal again not upholding the appeal.

|IR35

What is IR35? Does it apply to your contract?

It is tax avoidance legislation designed to ensure workers using an intermediary but who are ‘disguised employees’ pay the correct amount of tax.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Other Contracting News

Absurd tax rules must be scrapped before HMRC claims any more victims

Presenter Kaye Adams has been caught in an increasingly expensive legal merry-go-round

Tue, 17 May 2022 - IR35

IR35: fundamental problems remain, says ICAEW

Tax Faculty recommends restricting or removing fiscal incentives to arbitrage employment status.

Tue, 17 May 2022 - IR35

Contractors in UK can escape tax if new hiring rules are misapplied

HMRC admits that freelancers are eligible to reclaim all tax paid under IR35 regime if hirers misclassify them

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35 private sector reforms one year on

IT contractors set out how the changes have affected their ability to find work in the UK

Tue, 15 Mar 2022 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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Fresh evidence shows HMRC’s IR35 tool is failing firms

New evidence has shown that HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool contains fundamental flaws that expose users to considerable risk.

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Tribunal rules in favour of HMRC as it pursues umbrella company for £11m in unpaid tax

The umbrella company community is facing renewed scrutiny over how some of its members operate, in the wake of news that one provider has been found to owe more than £11m in unpaid tax to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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Public sector bodies accused of freezing out SME IT consultancies over IR35 compliance fears

Tech-focused small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being shut out of public sector contracts as risk-averse government departments fear finding themselves on the receiving end of multimillion tax bills for IR35 compliance errors, it is claimed.

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IR35: Time for a Taxpayer Fairness Act

The so-called ‘IR35 reforms’ are starting to cause earthquakes in the wider flexible workforce that could considerably weaken the UK economy.

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ITV is keen to move its stars to PAYE

ITV is keen to move its stars to PAYE so HMRC does not challenge its existing pay arrangements, exposing it to having to pay back-dated tax bills.

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