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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.

Government claims to accept PAC’s recommendations despite one recommendation stemming from fears the taxman’s OPW approach puts off legitimate business activity.

The unfortunate, disorientating, guinea pig-like experience of Richard Alcock is grounds for government to ‘seriously consider other options’ -- IR35 advisers.

Receiving a fixed regular fee irrespective of work done is now enough to satisfy the ‘uncomplicated’ MoO test.

An IT consultant who won on IR35 back in 2019 is told the judge got it wrong, meaning an HMRC bill of  £240,000 is still ‘hanging over’ him. 

Chancellor has nothing to say on the ‘onerous and impractical’ HMRC framework linked to ‘deterring legitimate economic activity.’

200,000 out of 360,000 contractors no longer being limited, indicates MPs are right to worry HMRC’s approach to the OPW rules ‘deters economic activity.’

The taxman isn’t getting much credit for taking the number of cases which CEST has been tested against from 24 to 36.

The Loose Women host talks ‘David and Goliath’ to explain the awful, horrific, £200,000 experience of three tribunals and still no HMRC admission that it lost and she has won.

A former minister says the innocent BBC presenter’s ordeal over her IR35 status warrants an inquiry.

Everything ranging from the taxman conceding to retrospective legislation is being foreseen in wake of the BBC presenter’s court victory.

The Loose Women presenter triumphs in a ‘finely-balanced’ case, after being forced for the fourth time to defend her outside IR35 status in court.

‘The only good news’ of Autumn Statement 2023 is unravelling, due to not all contractor tax advisers being convinced.

A course correction by a chancellor promising ‘an AS for growth’ bodes well for enterprise, tax cuts, and even contractor take-home pay.

The boss of a contractor accounting firm makes a well-calculated call for Autumn Statement to write off IR35 reform.

Seven agencies that met the taxman to say his Statement of Works guidance isn’t up to scratch have achieved a ‘positive’ result.

An announcement from Bauer & Cottrell on the passing of its managing director and founder.

Muted launch mirrors advisers’ muted reactions, as even the most optimistic describe the update as just a ‘step in the right direction.’

With an embedded ESM and extra review options, the new off-payroll working tool makes a few key changes to getting IR35-tested with the taxman.

Minister chooses not to say that the offset is already being factored in to off-payroll compliance checks.

The only prime minister to have ever gone against IR35 indirectly gains a backer -- former Cabinet minister Sir John Redwood.

Taxman is trialling what’s not meant to be introduced until April 6th 2024, in a bid to stop double-taxation.

All eyes on the Autumn when CEST 2.0 is due, despite ‘unable to determine’ now being almost as likely as ‘inside IR35.’

Government called to ‘remedy a rank injustice’ that the taxman carries out under the frameworks of 2000 and 2007.

‘Possible drawbacks’ of leaving the UK are better than losing 50% gross to taxes, suggest a fifth of contractors.

Advisers say what clients still don’t get; what’s wrong with CEST, and what seeing off the taxman takes.

Taxman approaches the Upper Tribunal to put IR35 back in play against England’s former skipper.

Due to pay a ‘hefty’ price to HMRC for fluffing contractor status, the body that backs innovation in business is now deemed to be a warning to business.

Not before time, the taxman responds to concerns dating back to 2017 that he’s 'immorally' taxing the same income twice.

Hiring body says the IR35 framework needs amending, because it taxes the same income twice, and is now exacerbating skills shortages.

Status advisers caution contractors that HMRC getting two celebs in the dock confirms off-payroll enforcement to be an A-list priority that’s set to run and run.

The This Morning host who once said ‘There’s nobody more freelance than me’ is found to owe HMRC an estimated £250k for disguised employment at ITV.

Tax authority says it might appeal, after experts say losing to Lineker in a ground-breaking case shows HMRC doesn’t understand its own rules.

Staffing bosses put on a brave face after Spring Budget leaves the off-payroll rules intact, signalling the continuation of bans and blanketing.   

'The more they earn, the more we can chase them for' is motivating the taxman to target the former England striker, in a court fixture 'nothing to do with IR35.'

Aside from a clash over its importance, an off-payroll resources refresh by HMRC signals the framework is here to stay.

A stop on HMRC doubly taxing the contractor sector is gaining momentum, ahead of the chancellor’s statement a week today.

March 15th might be an opening for HMRC to mend the off-payroll rules, but repeal by the chancellor stands ‘next to no chance.’

Chancellor called to intervene after the taxman says he’ll stand by his tool’s results 'as long as it accurately reflects the terms of the engagement.'

Sky Sports rugby commentator (not presenter), kicks HMRC’s £695,000 claim of disguised employment into touch.

Big fear of the 12 months to come is IR35, indicating that with the rules introduced almost two years ago, it’s not a case of 'the devil you know.'

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