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Off-Payroll audit guide: Understanding contractor operating structures

An understanding of contractor operating structures is essential for achieving Off-Payroll compliance and avoiding unnecessary administration.


Off-Payroll audit guide: A timeline for agencies and hirers to achieve compliance

The Off-Payroll rules may not be implemented until April 2020, but hiring firms and recruitment agencies need to begin preparations now. Find out why.


Television presenter Helen Fospero defeats HMRC at IR35 tax tribunal

Television presenter Helen Fospero has overcome HMRC in an IR35 tribunal judgment which bore resemblance to the recent Kaye Adams case.


IT consultant wins latest IR35 case against HMRC and "army of lawyers"

An IT consultant and his small defence team have defeated HMRC and an “army of lawyers’ in an IR35 tribunal case which hinged largely on mutuality of obligation.


HMRC’s claims to offer effective amnesty to contractors cannot be trusted

HMRC’s promise to only use information gained from the Off-Payroll rules prospectively are to be treated “with caution and scepticism”, warn experts.


NHS Digital hit with £4.3m tax bill after reliance on faulty CEST

NHS Digital has been hit with a £4.3m tax bill after HMRC challenged a number of status assessments carried out using its own tool.


Christa Ackroyd IR35 ruling unchanged after appeal to Upper Tribunal

The Upper Tribunal has rejected an appeal from television presenter Christa Ackroyd against the IR35 tribunal ruling that emerged in February 2018.


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Business urges delay to tax changes affecting temporary workers

Research shows many businesses are underprepared as April deadline looms.

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 - IR35

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

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The Register

Any promises to extend rights of self-employed might win an election, hint Brit freelancer orgs

Some say that political parties should extend the rights of the self-employed ahead of the country's general election on 12 December, including scrapping IR35 off-payroll working rules and addressing late payments.

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UK – TV presenter wins £80k IR35 Tribunal

ITV presenter Helen Fospero has won her case against HMRC in an IR35 Tribunal carrying a £80,000 tax liability.

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BBC presenter defeats HMRC in tax bill

The spate of recent IR35 disputes has gained another case, as TV presenter Helen Fospero became the latest broadcaster to defeat HMRC in a tax tribunal carrying £80k in liability.

The Register

Helen Fospero makes yet another Brit telly presenter to win IR35 case against taxman

UK TV presenter Helen Fospero has claimed the latest victory against Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over its off-payroll tax clampdown, winning her appeal against an £80,000 payout under IR35 rules.


'How I fought HMRC over a £250k tax bill and won'

A contractor has saved himself from a quarter of a million pound tax bill, following a drawn-out court battle with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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