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NEWSLETTER December 2018

Contractor Calculator Newsletter, Dec 2018: Lords call for HMRC Powers Review as Loan Charge is slammed

Dear Contractor

Welcome to the Dec 2018 edition of our Contractor Newsletter. A House of Lords report has condemned HMRC's efforts in tackling tax avoidance and evasion, while calling for Government to establish a review of the taxman's powers to ensure future fair treatment of taxpayers. Our research indicates that 85 MPs risk losing their seats over the Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms. HMRC plans to fix CEST, the tool we exposed as beign unfit-for-purpose. And the NAO exposes the IR35 chaos at the BBC.


Lords call for HMRC Powers Review as Loan Charge is slammed

A Lords report has slammed the taxman's efforts tackling tax avoidance and evasion, recommending an independent body is formed to prevent HMRC abuse.


85 MPs risk losing seats over Off-Payroll (IR35)

85 MPs risk losing their seats in Parliament if they fail to lend backing to the self-employed over Off-Payroll, ContractorCalculator research reveals.


ContractorCalculator sounds Off-Payroll IR35 campaigning alarm for sector

Contractors are being urged to fight the Off-Payroll rules, amid warnings that the contracting industry is sleepwalking towards disaster.


Latest IR35 Forum minutes confirm HMRC plans to attempt to fix CEST

HMRC has confirmed plans to attempt to fix CEST in the latest IR35 Forum minutes, in response to numerous concerns raised in the Off-Payroll consultation.


HMRC suppresses widespread criticism of CEST, but is still going to fix it

Contractors are encouraged to challenge CEST assessments, after HMRC vowed to fix its flawed status tool before introducing Off-Payroll to the private sector.


Updated IR35 factsheet launched to debunk more Government falsehoods

ContractorCalculator has launched an updated version of its IR35 factsheet to counter spurious claims made by the Treasury following last week's Budget.

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Event NAO report exposes Off-Payroll (IR35) chaos within the BBC

Hundreds of BBC broadcasters appear to have been forced into false employment by HMRC following the Off-Payroll rules, an NAO report reveals.

Event Did HMRC attempt to conceal admission of IR35 non-compliance caused by Off-Payroll?

HMRC has been accused of deceiving Government after the discovery of an email in which it expresses concern over non-compliance with Off-Payroll.

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