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BREAKING NEWS: Off-Payroll set to go ahead in 2021 as Government ignores concerns

The Off-Payroll Tax took a step closer to a 2021 private sector implementation after a tabled amendment failed to gain the Labour Party’s support.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Full 3-year delay to Off-Payroll tabled for Finance Bill

MPs are to vote on an amendment to the Finance Bill proposing that the extension of Off-Payroll to the private sector be postponed until 2023.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

PGMOL Upper Tribunal victory solidifies mutuality of obligation in law

PGMOL’s UT victory leaves HMRC with no choice but to acknowledge its misconceptions concerning MOO and address CEST accordingly, legal experts claim.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35: HMRC’s MOO arguments fall flat in Upper Tribunal defeat to PGMOL

The taxman has failed with an Upper Tribunal appeal in a ruling which should spell disaster for the HMRC and its flawed interpretation of MOO.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Updated Off-Payroll factsheet launched to help educate MPs voting on Finance Bill

ContractorCalculator has published an updated Off-Payroll factsheet to educate MPs and prevent further damage to already bleak conditions for UK plc.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Off-Payroll: Lords report urges overhaul of flawed and exploitative tax framework

The Finance Bill Sub-Committee report issues a damning verdict of the Off-Payroll rules, before calling for an overhaul of the exploitative framework.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Lords report tells Government to address IR35’s inherent flaws and unfairnesses

Lords tell the Government to use the delay of the extension of the off-payroll rules into the private sector to completely rethink the legislation.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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Contractors await crucial Commons vote on 3-year IR35 / Off-Payroll delay

David Davis, a longtime critic of IR35, has tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill tomorrow

Mon, 18 May 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Government accused of pushing tax compliance policing on to business

IR35 rules demanding companies check their contractors’ HMRC status are flawed and unfair, say Lords

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Creative Industry Freelancers Fear Ineligibility To U.K. Government Schemes

Freelancers in the creative industries have voiced their concerns on not being able to qualify.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - Other

Almost half of PAYE freelancers fear they won't be supported by government

Just two per cent of PAYE freelancers have been furloughed by the last company they worked for

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - Other

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UK – Government passes Finance Bill, IR35 reform to come into force April 2021

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