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Contractor Calculator Newsletter, Jun 2018: IR35 tribunal win suggests HMRC knew CEST was flawed upon launch

Dear Contractor

Welcome to the Jun 2018 edition of our Contractor Newsletter. HMRC launches it's off-payroll consultation in the wake of losing more IR35 court cases, including one demonstrating they must have known CEST was flawed before launch. Our lobbying campaign picks up the pace and publishes a factsheet to counter the one-sided claims being made by HMRC and Government. We explain why HMRC is incapable of implementing private sector reform.


Latest contractor IR35 tribunal win suggests HMRC knew CEST was flawed upon launch

Details of a third defeat for HMRC in four IR35 tribunals to emerge this year suggests that the taxman knew CEST was legally flawed upon launch.


IT contractor defeats HMRC in decisive fashion in latest IR35 case

An IT contractor has overcome the taxman in an IR35 tribunal case which will raise serious question marks over HMRC and CEST.


BBC presenters fighting IR35: the final day in court

Three BBC presenters challenged their IR35 status and a substantial tax bill at a significant employment tribunal which concluded last Friday.


HMRC edges closer to private sector 'Off-Payroll' rollout with IR35 consultation

HMRC's IR35 consultation has been released, suggesting an extension of the public sector 'Off-Payroll' rules is a done deal in the taxman's eyes.


How HMRC's IR35 reforms are destroying locum nurses' livelihoods and patient care

Locum nurses have had their income reduced by roughly a third due to the IR35 reforms, compounding a pre-existing patient care crisis in the NHS.

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HMRC is incapable of implementing and policing the Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC demonstrated its ineptitude when losing a recent IR35 tribunal case. If the taxman can't get it right, what chance does the general public have?

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Event New Off-Payroll IR35 factsheet published to counter HMRC's misleading rhetoric

ContractorCalculator has published an IR35 factsheet, debunking false HMRC claims while evidencing the damaging impact of the public sector reforms.

Event How to lobby your MP against more damaging IR35 reforms

The recent IR35 reforms caused considerable damage and could hurt you if rolled out to the private sector. Please lobby your MP now to prevent this - here's how.

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Alternate External Link OTHER CONTRACTING NEWS
MP targets 'immoral' HMRC over 'retrospective' taxation

Telegraph - Thu 17 May 2018

Nurses are next on taxman's hitlist

The Times - Thu 10 May 2018

IR35: The Meltdown

Global Banking and Finance - Fri 25 May 2018


Scrap employer's NI to make tax fairer for contractors

The tax system is flawed and urgently needs addressing by HMRC

Computer Weekly

Ex-DWP IT contractor wins IR35 case

A court has dismissed HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) demands for £26,000 in payment from a public sector IT contractor it claimed had fallen foul of the IR35 tax avoidance rules.

Accounting Web

IR35: Slam dunk win for contractor

HMRC loses in latest IR35 case

Government rolls out off-payroll consultation

Consultation announced into private sector roll-out of IR35 reforms


ContractorCalculator rejects HMRC fact sheet claims

There is a growing body of evidence that CEST is not fit for purpose despite what HMRC says

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