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What is an IR35 Status Determination Statement (SDS)?

Learn what an IR35 Status Determination Statement is, why contractor clients will soon need to provide them, and why reasonable care is so important.


Off-Payroll: HMRC’s guidance versus the facts

ContractorCalculator examines HMRC recent Off-Payroll guidance, exposing its confusing, contentious and often contradictory advice.


NHS locum’s Upper-Tribunal IR35 appeal could set precedent for Off-Payroll practices

An NHS locum is to challenge an IR35 tribunal judgment in a case which could benefit healthcare workers affected by IR35 and the Off-Payroll rules.


HMRC defeats BBC presenters in IR35 tax tribunal

The taxman has defeated three BBC presenters in an IR35 tax tribunal ruling which could have significant repercussions for the broadcasting industry.


Off-Payroll: ‘assignment rates’ pose problems for contractors, agencies and clients

Contractors subject to the Off-Payroll rules should be aware of ‘assignment rates’, the quoting of which also poses risks for agencies and umbrellas.

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BREAKING NEWS: Government confirms independent review of Loan Charge

Government has confirmed that Sir Amyas Morse will lead an independent review into the Loan Charge, concluding by mid-November.

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Stop the Off-Payroll Tax: Final push required to mitigate Off-Payroll damage

The contract sector needs to rally together to capitalise on its campaign efforts and help mitigate the damage threatened by the Off-Payroll tax.

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These Men Killed Themselves After The Government Hit Them With Historic Tax Demands

"The loan charge took my brother’s life — he was a father, a son, an uncle, a partner: It has essentially destroyed our family."

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - Tax Issues

HMRC reports itself to watchdog over 4 tax suicides

Treasury sharply criticised by MPs for pursuit of loan charge cases

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - IR35

ATT calls for clarity on off-payroll changes

ATT believes HMRC's guidance document, released late August this year, lacks detail.

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - IR35

The Loan Charge - an explainer | Chartered Institute of Taxation

The 2019 loan charge is an anti-avoidance measure, introduced in Finance Act 2016 to address the tax loss to the Exchequer from a variety of ‘disguised remuneration’ schemes.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - Tax Issues

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