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IR35 News

From April 6th 2017, IR35 status for Public Sector Contracting will be determined by the client, not the contractor.

For more information on these upcoming changes visit Public Sector Contracting. You can also have a look at what the contractors and industry experts are saying about it in our Public Sector IR35 Forum.

If you are unsure of your IR35 status you can get an IR35 contract review. You can also cover your tax and IR35 risks with IR35 insurance.

There is further IR35 information below.

Advisers say a ‘humiliating’ final settlement for the food department that fudged contractor status should ‘mortify’ the taxman and Treasury.

The new Rishi Sunak-led government’s first litmus test for contractors is a little over two weeks away.

Jim Harra letting slip the off-payroll rules benefit HMRC signal that the taxman wasn’t onboard with their repeal, and won’t ever be.

Far from reviewing IR35, Number 10’s next occupant is looking like the chancellor who built on it, with ‘deeply unfair’ reforms.

Officials effectively saying ‘as you were’ isn’t a message that can hurt contractors. Not after the ‘crazy situation’ their entire sector has just endured.

HM Treasury’s new boss tells the nation that the 2017 and 2021 frameworks are no longer going to be revoked.

The former Treasury minister says the off-payroll rules reversal may go the way of the corporation tax cancellation vow.

Tax officials say that what’s currently an obligation for clients, the SDS, won’t be shifting to PSCs or their workers.

Despite formerly directing her own limited company, the BBC host determined IR35 as too ‘complex’ a ‘thing’ for BBC1’s audience.

Status experts are divided on whether SDS will survive the repeal, to become a new duty on limited company contractors.

Calls for a potentially ‘desperate’ taxman to offer PSCs an amnesty don’t get an answer, possibly as Status Determination Statements will come with a post-repeal ‘hangover.’

An MP inquiry finding numerous off-payroll failings looks ‘pointless’ because HMRC just keeps ‘dodging’ the issues.

The non-believers of a ‘worthwhile’ IR35 review are numerous, but gaining ground are those already itemising fixes for the ‘restrictive’ off-payroll rules.

Former Treasury chief secretary vows an off-payroll review if she becomes prime minister, much to IPSE’s delight.

Jenner & Co is prepping a report on whether HMRC’s IR35 tool is fit for purpose. Your contribution is wanted.

Off-payroll advisers urge limited company workers to take heed of the terms, because courts are shining a light on what’s stated in the written agreement.

A very different starting 11 (with no substitution to boot) is handed to the soccer pundit, to explain why HMRC rightly blew the whistle on his status.

The Public Accounts Committee’s findings are cause to worry for companies, taxpayers and our economy, experts warn.

A ‘not doing enough’ taxman is told to stop ‘fiddling’ and find fixes for the ‘structural problems’ in his ‘poorly implemented’ off-payroll rules.

While advisers bicker about a bloody nose or not for the taxman, one limited company director must prepare to have her status picked apart for the fourth time.

The radio presenter is found wanting on a range of status factors, to the tune of £140,000.

‘Absolutely sickening’ of government to push bonafide business owners into ‘benefit-less’ employment.

The TV presenter goes off-script to tell viewers what he really thinks of the taxman.

Penalties being issuable from today for off-payroll non-compliance could scare clients into IR35 status caution.

Contractors will for once hope advisers are wrong; and HMRC is right -- that it’s ‘too early’ for any extension to be a 'done deal.'

Probing the off-payroll rules, PAC chair Meg Hillier mockingly accuses the top taxman of not normally inhabiting reality.

‘Part & parcel’ of his own PSC, the tele presenter triumphs despite the taxman going to some ‘scary’ lengths chasing £1.7millon.

Peers follow the NAO in rebuking the government on IR35 reform, but this time around, demand answers to a deadline.

Watchdog exposes ‘serious problems of HMRC’s own making,’ including charging non-compliant contractors the wrong amounts.

Off-payroll experts say a 79-page downplaying of the April 2017 rules renders some of the findings ‘unbelievable.’

Latest department to bodge the taxman’s off-payroll rules takes his public sector windfall for IR35 non-compliance to a colossal £244million.

Despite help from a Baroness, Lucy Frazer has to be corrected by HMRC and now, by contractor group IPSE.

Tweeted about her ‘tremendous’ knowledge-gap, the new minister appeared to the Lords as the personification of the taxman’s discredited evidence.

Off-payroll advisers say the evidence couldn’t be clearer, or more abundant, given there’s eight months of it.

The off-payroll probing peers make a beeline for ‘solutions,’ with CEST and SDP out in front.

Sounding stuck on the phrase ‘too early,’ the taxman is told he’s not telling peers a full or realistic IR35 reform story.

Another member of your client’s team as a sub is a sub you could do without, says ex-Revenue official.

No contract reviewer ‘worth their salt’ in the corner of Sky Sports’ Dave Clark saw him defenceless to HMRC -- experts.

‘Naïve arguments’ on the presenter’s behalf credited with a ‘big part of the nightmare’ for the Little Bit of Paradise director.

Silence on off-payroll and umbrellas speaks volumes -- that the ‘anti-contractor arc’ is now ‘business as usual’ for HMG.

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