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How could Atholl House and Uber tribunal decisions affect IR35?

Two recent tribunal decisions involving presenter Kaye Adams and ride-hailing app Uber could bear significant repercussions for IR35.

|IR35

No Off-Payroll delay in 2021 Budget – clients must prepare

Off-Payroll’s omission from the 2021 Budget has put an end to any faint hopes of a further delay, confirming the April 2021 private sector rollout.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Treasury Committee report threatens tax raid on UK’s self-employed

A Government inquiry seeking ways to mitigate the financial damage caused by Covid appears to propose a tax raid on the UK’s self-employed.

|Tax Issues

BREAKING NEWS: Kaye Adams IR35 ruling stands as Tribunal dismisses HMRC appeal

HMRC’s appeal against presenter Kaye Adams’ 2019 IR35 tribunal victory has been dismissed by the Upper Tribunal.

|IR35

Supreme Court Uber decision good for gig economy but offers little for contractors

The Supreme Court has upheld the decision to assign ‘worker’ status to two former Uber drivers in a significant outcome for the gig economy.

|Other

How managed payroll services help agencies meet Off-Payroll obligations

Agencies required to run a payroll for contractors affected by the Off-Payroll rules could realise substantial benefits from outsourcing.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Five questions to ask agencies about ‘inside IR35’ contracts

Contractors considering working ‘inside IR35’ under Off-Payroll should ask questions of the agency to seek important clarifications.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Other Contracting News

HMRC denies misleading MPs over tax avoidance by its contractors

Commons report claimed tax agency put its reputation ‘ahead of telling the truth’ about loan arrangement schemes

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Mind the ‘IR35 bogeyman’

Agencies have nothing to fear.

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Zurich Insurance under fire over contractor blanket ban

Decision raises eyebrows given the firms insures off-payroll workers against IR35-related investigations.

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC must take tough action against loan scheme promoters, says House of Lords committee

HMRC must place a priority on taking tough action against a “hard core” of tax avoidance scheme promoters

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - Loan Charge

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Computer Weekly

IR35 private sector reforms: HMRC under fire over ‘omission’ of employers’ NI from webinar guidance

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is under fire for publishing an incomplete example of how payments between end-clients and personal service companies (PSCs) will work under the reworked IR35 rules.

The Global Recruiter

Budget Reaction

Reactions to the Chancellor's Budget.

Staffing Industry News

MPs call for major reform of self-employed and employees in ‘Tax after Coronavirus’ report

The House of Commons Treasure Committee issued its ‘Tax after Coronavirus’ report where MPs have called for widespread tax reform on different forms of work.

Computer Weekly

IR35 private sector reforms: Royal Mail contractors ‘frustrated’ by tax status test regime

Royal Mail contractors are ‘frustrated’ by the lack of transparency over their changing tax status, as the company confirms it is moving those ‘likely to be’ inside IR35 onto PAYE working arrangements.

The Independent

No support for the self-employed? No change there

A difficult year for freelancers has highlighted the importance of looking to the future as well and taking steps to protect income and opportunities.

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