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pmeswani
13th May 2011, 13:17
Breaking News: Contractor wins 5½ year IR35 battle with HMRC | PCG (http://www.pcg.org.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7869:breaking-news-contractor-wins-5f-year-ir35-battle-with-hmrc&catid=745:pcg-news&Itemid=1053)



Thursday, 12 May 2011

Breaking News: Contractor wins 5½ year IR35 battle with HMRC

The judgment has been given today in the IR35 case of ECR Consulting – with another resounding victory for the taxpayer. Elaine Richardson, a self-employed IT contractor working through her own limited company for Vertex Data Science was facing an IR35 bill in excess of £50,000.

Elaine was represented by Accountax Consulting (via tax investigation insurance provided through membership of PCG (http://www.pcg.org.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=679&Itemid=1171)), who successfully argued that not only did the essential characteristics of employment did not exist in the relationship, but Elaine was undoubtedly in business on her own account. Matt Boddington of Accountax reports: “What is particularly pleasing about this judgment is that the Tribunal had their commercial heads on and understood that contracting through a single person limited company is a prudent and sensible method of providing freelance services, and not about disguising employment.” The Tribunal found “it is clear to us that ECR us a genuine business and therefore not a target of the IR35 legislation”.

More details to follow soon..


Have to love the Justice system.

thunderlizard
13th May 2011, 18:08
And we don't have to pay flat rate VAT on bank interest any more. Not a bad day for contracting.

DimPrawn
13th May 2011, 19:14
Breaking News: Contractor wins 5½ year IR35 battle with HMRC | PCG (http://www.pcg.org.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7869:breaking-news-contractor-wins-5f-year-ir35-battle-with-hmrc&catid=745:pcg-news&Itemid=1053)



Have to love the Justice system.

Then HMRC appeal, another court, then another appeal, then another court, then another appeal,.....

100 years later they give up after spending a billion ££££ chasing £50K, meanwhile Lord Sir TopShop Greene mate of the PM earns 1 trillion ££££ and pays 2p in tax and gets another knighthood and a castle and 20 medals.

Basically :winker: ^ infinity

TimberWolf
13th May 2011, 19:34
Then HMRC appeal, another court, then another appeal, then another court, then another appeal,.....

100 years later they give up after spending a billion ££££ chasing £50K, meanwhile Lord Sir TopShop Greene mate of the PM earns 1 trillion ££££ and pays 2p in tax and gets another knighthood and a castle and 20 medals.

Basically :winker: ^ infinity

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to DimPrawn again.

pmeswani
14th May 2011, 06:21
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to DimPrawn again.

How did you find out about my reputation? :laugh