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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

What is a Key Information Document (KID)?

Contractors working ‘inside IR35’ under the Off-Payroll rules should expect to receive a KID from their agency at the beginning of each engagement.

|Contracting

Contracting termination clauses that avoid IR35 risk

The termination clause in a contract can result in a ruling going either way.

|IR35

What triggers an HMRC IR35 investigation?

Contractors will find that a range of factors could trigger an investigation, and the days of a random inspection are long gone.

|Tax Issues

IR35 and contracting bonuses – how to manage bonus payments

Contractors must adopt the correct terminology when agreeing to performance-based bonuses for a project.

|IR35

IR35 Road Ahead survey reveals over half of firms are not ready for Off-Payroll

More than half of contractor clients are yet to prepare for the Off-Payroll rules, IR35 Shield’s ‘IR35 Road Ahead’ survey reveals.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How contractors can close down their limited companies

If a contractor changes career path or decides for another reason that their limited company is no longer needed, they can choose to close it down.

|Limited Companies

Other Contracting News

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

Loan Charge APPG launches mini-inquiry into How Contracting Should Work

The purpose of the inquiry is to examine how contracting and freelance working, an important model of working, should operate, be remunerated and taxed fairly and appropriately and to avoid tax avoidance schemes being promoted/used or actually existing at all.

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IPSE calls for Freelance Commissioner 'to champion a sector in crisis'

For Small Business Saturday the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has written a joint letter to the Chancellor.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - Other

More than two thirds of firms not ready for IR35 tax reform, survey finds

Construction HR specialist Randstad found 26% had no awareness of the rule changes or their potential business impact

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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Computer Weekly

IR35 private sector reforms: IT contractors warned to be wary of non-compliant umbrella companies

The proliferation of websites offering comparison site-like services for umbrella companies has prompted tax experts to warn IT contractors of the financial risk posed by firms offering ‘too good to be true’ take-home pay rates.

The Chemical Engineer

Consultant and Contractors Guide

A guide for contractors for 2021

The HRDirector

Are you ready for off-payroll tax rules?

With just a few months until Off-Payroll takes effect in the private sector, research reveals that half of the market is leaving compliance until the very last minute.

Computer Weekly

IR35 private sector reforms: Research highlights lack of preparedness ahead of April 2021 start date

As the private sector start date for the IR35 reforms looms large, research suggests some companies are still dragging their feet with their preparations.

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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