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Thu, 14 Dec 2023 - IR35

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Computer Weekly

IR35: HMRC rushing to restore CEST source code deleted from Github ‘in error’

HMRC has confirmed online repository containing code underpinning maligned IR35 status-checker tool has been taken down ‘in error’ by team working to decommission legacy platform that used to host platform.

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Sky Sports pundit fined £210,000 over IR35 battle

Former footballer and Sky Sports pundit Neil McCann lost his IR35 case appeal against HMRC, which has left him facing a tax bill of £210,000.

Personnel Today

IR35: one in five highly-skilled contractors not working

One in five highly-skilled contractors are currently not working amid rising economic inactivity, with many attributing their absence to reforms to off-payroll working rules.

Computer Weekly

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A long-awaited tweak to the IR35 rules that will put a stop to HMRC over-collecting tax from non-compliant entities is welcome news for IT contractors.

Financial Times

IR35 tax changes contribute to economic inactivity

The controversial off-payroll legislation is impacting the freelance economy according to new data, sparking calls for a review of the policy.

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