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HMRC’s Off-Payroll impact statement is "full of falsehoods"
HMRC’s Off-Payroll impact statement has been criticised for containing several spurious statements and figures that fail to stand up to scrutiny.

Off-Payroll draft legislation published: Government dismisses consultation concerns
Draft legislation for proposed Off-Payroll private sector rules ignores consultation feedback and confirms clients will assess IR35 status from 2020.

HMRC pursuit of broadcasters suffers another blow with latest IR35 tribunal defeat
HMRC has suffered another high profile IR35 tribunal defeat, casting further questions over its ability to interpret and police the legislation.

Preparing for the Off-Payroll rules: what HMRC failed to warn hiring firms about
Firms hiring contractors risk major disruption in April 2020 if they fail to prepare for the behavioural impact of the Off-Payroll rules.

HMRC IR35 research tender proves key data was missing from final report, FOI reveals
Further concerns have been raised over HMRC’s published public sector Off-Payroll research, following the apparent omission of key information.

Thousands of NHS locums given hope, after urologist partially wins IR35 tribunal case
A split decision in an IR35 tribunal case between HMRC and an NHS locum could have major repercussions for other contingent workers in the sector.

HMRC refuses to stand by “irrelevant” CEST in IR35 tribunal case
HMRC has attempted to have evidence based on CEST struck out of an ongoing IR35 tribunal case, with its counsel branding the tool “irrelevant”.

Contracting bodies urge Conservatives to halt Off-Payroll Tax in open letter
Contracting bodies send open letter to the Conservatives urging incoming prime ministerial candidates to halt Off-Payroll Tax and Loan Charge plans.

Updated Off-Payroll factsheet launched to help educate the private sector
ContractorCalculator has updated its Off-Payroll factsheet, warning the private sector of the dangers faced following HMRC’s latest consultation.

IR35: summary of responses to Off-Payroll private sector consultation – June 2019
Feedback to HMRC’s latest Off-Payroll consultation has exposed several fundamental flaws in the taxman’s proposals, resulting in staunch opposition.

Fix CEST or risk mass uncertainty and tax status disputes, CIOT warns HMRC
Significant improvements to CEST are required ahead of HMRC’s proposed April 2020 private sector Off-Payroll rollout, CIOT has warned.

How to get an IR35 pass using the HMRC CEST status tool
HMRC’s IR35 CEST tool will only pass contractors in cases of absolute certainty. Find out the few routes through the tool that can make you pass IR35.

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.

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.

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.

‘Pass-the-parcel’ Off-Payroll plans are burdensome and unnecessary, says tax expert
HMRC’s Off-Payroll proposals to impose compliance responsibilities and tax risk on all supply chain members are unnecessary, warns David Kirk.

Treasury’s Off-Payroll assurances won’t remove historical IR35 risk for contractors
Claims that the Off-Payroll rules won’t result in retrospective scrutiny can’t be relied upon by contractors and clients to remove historical tax risk.

HMRC suffers another damaging IR35 tribunal defeat as presenter Kaye Adams wins appeal
HMRC has been criticised for wasting more taxpayer money pursuing ill-considered IR35 cases after victory for broadcaster Kaye Adams at tribunal.

Future IR35 policy under threat as FOI response suggests HMRC research was doctored
HMRC has conceded that information was omitted from research into Off-Payroll in the public sector, which could otherwise derail private sector plans.

MPs challenge Off-Payroll (IR35) as debate reaches Parliament
Contractor concerns were heard in Parliament yesterday as MPs met in Westminster to debate the contentious Off-Payroll rules.

ContractorCalculator dissects HMRC’s private sector Off-Payroll consultation
ContractorCalculator has launched a critique of HMRC’s latest Off-Payroll consultation, dissecting its claims, assumptions and proposals.

Off-Payroll (IR35) small company exemption vulnerable to exploitation, warns JSA
Hirers have an open invitation to exploit the proposed Off-Payroll small company exemption, though amendments could hamper company growth.

Lorraine Kelly IR35 ruling proves HMRC’s CEST tool is biased and inaccurate
HMRC’s CEST tool has again failed to reach the same decision made at tribunal, having been tested against yesterday’s Lorraine Kelly IR35 judgment.

IR35 defeat threatens broadcaster backlash for HMRC: Lorraine Kelly tribunal analysis
HMRC faces questions over its pursuit of broadcasters following a damning IR35 tribunal defeat against presenter Lorraine Kelly.

BREAKING NEWS: Presenter Lorraine Kelly defeats HMRC in latest IR35 ruling
HMRC has lost another high profile IR35 tribunal case, after television presenter Lorraine Kelly successfully appealed a tax bill of £1.2m.

HMRC’s £1.3bn non-compliance claim in Off-Payroll consultation doesn’t align with OBR
HMRC’s claim as to the cost of non-compliance with IR35 has been called into question after it was revealed that it doesn’t align with OBR forecasts.

Reaction to Off-Payroll (IR35) consultation: 12 months to defuse tax time-bomb
Private sector contractor clients have 12 months to mitigate the threats posed by HMRC’s Off-Payroll proposals, warns ContractorCalculator.

IR35 BREAKING NEWS: New Off-Payroll private sector consultation launched
HMRC has launched its latest consultation seeking to conclude plans to extend the contentious Off-Payroll working rules to the private sector.

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