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Off-Payroll (IR35) Tax: How to calculate and process ‘deemed direct payments’

Find out how to comply with the Off-Payroll tax rules and mitigate your tax risk by correctly calculating and processing deemed direct payments.


What is the new Off-Payroll (IR35) tax?

Find out what the Off-Payroll tax is, how it affects you, and what you can do to prepare for the changes with this comprehensive guide.


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.


What is an IR35 Status Determination Statement (SDS)?

Learn what an IR35 Status Determination Statement is, why contractor clients will soon need to provide them, and why reasonable care is so important.


Prove your contract is outside IR35 by collecting key evidence

Contractors generate evidence about it every day and by filing it they could halt an HMRC review at the outset.


Misleading letters from HMRC and the Treasury re-emphasise tin-eared approach to IR35

Letters demonstrating the stubborn approach to IR35 shared by HMRC and HMT have reinforced the impending threat to the private sector and UK plc.


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.


Other Contracting News

NHS boss: Tax bills could mean 'loss of 60 doctors'

Dr Rosser sympathises with his staff, who he says face a stark choice between doing work they know the trust and patients need and risking big tax bills.

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 - Tax Issues

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

Don't rely on the taxman to keep you right over off-payroll rules revolution

With less than a year to go, businesses must take action now and seek professional advice to ensure they are ready for reforms and have the correct process and procedures in place to ensure compliance whilst also remaining competitive in a tough marketplace.

Fri, 31 May 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

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Government under pressure to launch loan charge review

MPs and contractors are intensifying pressure on the Chancellor to review the loan charge and the Off-Payroll tax.


Freelance organisations demand halt to private sector legislation

Eleven groups representing UK contractors and freelancers have asked the prime minister and chancellor to call a halt to the loan charge and extension of off-payroll rules into the private sector.

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Prime Minister and Chancellor Asked to Change Course and End the ‘War on Contracting’

Eleven leading organisations representing the UK’s thousands of contractors and freelancers have written an open letter to the new Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid.

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Industry reps told the UK taxman everything wrong with extending IR35. What happened next will astound you

The UK government disregarded a raft of concerns about extending IR35 to the private sector in its response to a consultation over off-payroll working rules, industry groups have said.


Tax laws a 'grenade about to go off' under the self-employed

Self-employed workers are braced for a drastic cut in earnings after the Treasury unveiled plans to force through a series of controversial tax reforms.

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