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Off-Payroll Tax proposals deny taxpayers access to justice, experts warn

HMRC proposals to introduce a client-led disagreement process to the Off-Payroll rules would impede access to justice, IR35 experts have warned.


Treasury refusing to acknowledge IR35 “tax time bomb” planted in freelance sector

The Treasury has come under fire for misrepresenting the Off-Payroll reforms by refusing to acknowledge the tax liability imposed on clients.


HMRC’s defence of CEST ‘akin to climate change denial’ says ContractorCalculator

In an open letter, ContractorCalculator CEO Dave Chaplin has accused HMRC of denial over the number of contractors forced ‘inside IR35’ by CEST.


Launch of the Stop The Off-Payroll Tax campaign

The campaign is calling on the Government to drop these damaging plans – and instead launch a review of the IR35 legislation.

|IR35 Campaign

Early Day Motion opposing new Off-Payroll Tax tabled in Parliament

Contractors are urged to encourage their MPs to sign an Early Day Motion opposing plans to extend the Off-Payroll tax to the private sector.


CEST caused 98% and 87% ‘deemed employee’ rates at Met Office and CCS, FOIs reveal

FOIs reveal more absurdly high ‘deemed employee’ rates produced by CEST for contractors assessed by both the Met Office and Crown Commercial Service.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

98% of HS2 contractors deemed ‘inside IR35’ as FOI suggests Off-Payroll non-compliance

98% of IR35 assessments conducted by HS2 in 2018 deemed the contractor caught by the Off-Payroll rules, suggesting further public sector non-compliance.


Other Contracting News

KPMG urges the oil and gas industry to plan ahead for changes to IR35

The most significant impact of the proposed changes to IR35 will be the increased costs that these changes are anticipated to bring.

Mon, 20 May 2019 - IR35

Chancellor accused of lying to MPs over controversial loan charge

A claim has been called an outright lie by campaigners, and Sir Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat MP who chairs the APPG panel.

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 - Other

HMRC blitzes BBC presenters with IR35 tax demands

Accountants have reported that BBC presenters have recently received PAYE regulation 80 determinations demanding PAYE and NIC from their personal service companies.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - IR35

MPs call for delay to loan charge over alleged ‘cover up’ by HMRC

Damning report by parliamentary group accuses tax officials of not acting quickly enough.

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 - Tax Issues

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IR35: HMRC’s defence of status tool is like ‘climate change denial’

Campaigners have accused HM Revenue & Customs of acting in a manner “akin to climate change denial” in its defence of its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool.

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HMRC's defence of IR35 online status checker tool likened to 'climate change denial'

HMRC’s ongoing defence of its much criticised online IR35 status checker tool has been likened to climate change denial in a strongly worded letter to chancellor Philip Hammond.


Self-employed could be £7,500 a year worse off after tax crackdown

Contractors could be worse off as a result of overzealous public sector organisations deeming them as 'employees'.

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