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IR35 defeat threatens broadcaster backlash for HMRC: Lorraine Kelly tribunal analysis

HMRC faces questions over its pursuit of broadcasters following a damning IR35 tribunal defeat against presenter Lorraine Kelly.


BREAKING NEWS: Presenter Lorraine Kelly defeats HMRC in latest IR35 ruling

HMRC has lost another high profile IR35 tribunal case, after television presenter Lorraine Kelly successfully appealed a tax bill of £1.2m.


CEST users feedback, obtained via FOI, reveals little confidence in tool

User feedback for CEST, obtained by ContractorCalculator via FOI, reveals that, despite HMRC’s claims, there is little public confidence in the tool.

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HMRC’s £1.3bn non-compliance claim in Off-Payroll consultation doesn’t align with OBR

HMRC’s claim as to the cost of non-compliance with IR35 has been called into question after it was revealed that it doesn’t align with OBR forecasts.


Reaction to Off-Payroll (IR35) consultation: 12 months to defuse tax time-bomb

Private sector contractor clients have 12 months to mitigate the threats posed by HMRC’s Off-Payroll proposals, warns ContractorCalculator.


IR35 BREAKING NEWS: New Off-Payroll private sector consultation launched

HMRC has launched its latest consultation seeking to conclude plans to extend the contentious Off-Payroll working rules to the private sector.


HMRC defends CEST and blames BBC over presenters fiasco in PAC hearing

HMRC tells MPs in Public Accounts Committee hearing that CEST was not at fault for hundreds of retrospective tax bills issued to BBC freelancers.

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Loan charge suicide sparks calls for PM to halt policy

Users of past scheme could be taxed on loans from up to 20 years ago in a single year

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 - Other

Just half of contractors hit by 'loan charge' register to settle

The crackdown has been branded “retrospective” by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee which said it risked undermining access to justice for those affected.

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 - Other

HMRC Loan Charge: Self-employed fear 'financial ruin'

Self-employed workers from Wales fear they face financial ruin after becoming embroiled in a tax avoidance scheme.

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 - Tax Issues

Thousands of workers hit with massive tax avoidance bills

The 2019 loan charge means ill-advised IT and NHS contractors face staggering bills from HMRC

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 - Tax Issues

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