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Thousands of workers hit with massive tax avoidance bills

The 2019 loan charge means ill-advised IT and NHS contractors face staggering bills from HMRC

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 - Tax Issues

BBC director general Tony Hall apologises to stars over tax

The BBC director general has said sorry to presenters who are facing big tax bills after being given no choice about changes to the way they were employed.

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 - IR35

Living in the shadow of a tax scandal

MPs battle with HMRC over plight of 100,000 contractors caught up in ‘unfair’ tax avoidance crackdown

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 - Other

Many caught in tax avoidance scheme await final settlement

Around 60% of people affected yet to receive calculations from HMRC

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 - Tax Issues

Tax avoidance crackdown to be reviewed amid fears it could bankrupt contractors

In dramatic scenes in the House of Commons last night, Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill which would require the Treasury to review the policy before March 30.

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 - Tax Issues

Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers' - BBC News

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 - Other

WTT Statement on HMRC Powers - Treating Taxpayers Fairly

This, the fourth report of the session, is particularly damning of Government policy and HMRC’s delivery of it, in dealing with the treatment of taxpayers accused of tax avoidance.

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 - Other

HUGE breakthrough for small business – ATO reform

Australia to introduce a sensible first-level ‘check and balance’ against the ATO’s unrestrained powers.

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - Tax Issues

Lords tell HMRC to delay Making Tax Digital for VAT rollout by one year

A parliamentary select committee has implored HM Revenue and Customs to delay the implementation of Making Tax Digital for VAT by one year, after concluding that the department has “neglected its responsibility to support small businesses”.

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - Tax Issues

Gig economy workers' rights to be given boost in overhaul

PM targets loophole allowing firms to pay agency workers less than full-time staff

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 - Other

IR35 tax changes: Pay reforms are a risk to freelancers

A government clampdown on the way freelancers are taxed could render them unemployable

Sat, 03 Nov 2018 - IR35

IR35 private sector rollout delayed by chancellor

It was not a decision that many found surprising, but the majority welcomed the chancellor’s decision to delay this measure until April 2020

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - IR35

BBC ‘should reimburse tax bills’ of presenters forced off payroll

The BBC’s pay policies have been condemned as invidious, deplorable and disgraceful by MPs who are demanding that it pay tens of millions of pounds to presenters it forced off staff contracts.

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

BBC tax fiasco is “the tip of the iceberg” if IR35 is rolled out

IPSE responds to a report released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) which condemns the BBC’s handling of the employment affairs of many of its presenters.

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - Other

Is IR35 a ticking time bomb for the accounting profession?

Matthew Lawford, director of tax recruitment at AJ Chambers, asks employment tax expert Alastair Kendrick

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 - IR35

Fresh calls to protect against ‘pressured’ self-employment

Experts sound alarm after revelation thousands of BBC staff could face major tax bills

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 - IR35

Big trouble in TV tax land

The scandal over stars’ taxes is a symptom of widespread confusion about self-employment.

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 - IR35

Taxman coming for all of us, Eamonn Holmes warns TV stars

HMRC has previously challenged BBC stars who received their earnings through personal service companies.

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - IR35

Contractors facing huge tax bill launch legal action against HMRC

The tax office has admitted that it anticipates that some people 'will become insolvent as a result' of its new loan charge.

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 - Tax Issues

HMRC tax crackdown victimises easy targets

Up to 50,000 people will owe the taxman tens – in some cases hundreds – of thousands of pounds by April 5. The bills will leave some of them having to sell their home or go bankrupt.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

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