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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.

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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.

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HMRC blitzes BBC presenters with IR35 tax demands

Accountants have reported that BBC presenters have recently received PAYE regulation 80 determinations demanding PAYE and NIC from their personal service companies.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - IR35

MPs call for delay to loan charge over alleged ‘cover up’ by HMRC

Damning report by parliamentary group accuses tax officials of not acting quickly enough.

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 - Tax Issues

MPs seek new debate on tax charge

The impact of the loan charge could return to the parliamentary agenda, as a cross party group of MPs has requested a debate.

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - Tax Issues

BBC licence fee cash to settle stars’ tax bills

The BBC is planning to pay tens of millions of pounds to help to clear the tax bills of presenters previously paid through personal companies.

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 - IR35

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