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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.

Pay up by the 19th or argue why you’re not caught by IR35, the taxman tells the pharma’s PSCs.

Two big off-payroll tax provisions will force firms to play policeman, hot potato and pass the parcel.

No education package, and no CEST update, may be why ‘cracks are starting to show’.

New government disappoints by churning out the ‘same old stuff,’ despite 25,000 fresh objections.

‘Only very valued PSCs will get access to the (toothless, flawed) system; the rest won’t.'

Government off-payroll rules ‘review’ says 2012’s have been ‘superseded’ by 2017’s.

Mutuality and Substitution save Dr Mantides from an IR35 bill of £30k -- partially.

Not enshrining the tool hasn’t taken the heat out of how ‘useless’ version 2 is expected to be.

A help to PSCs? A trigger for more blanketing? Or just more complexity? Experts think it all.

No duty on engagers to notify exempt status means PSC won’t know if IR35 is in play or not.

Few curveballs but no delay, as the biggest shake-up to contracting is going ahead from next April.

Radio sports writer scores a narrow win over HMRC’s hattrick of status arguments.

Bank rejects insider’s claims, but agrees it won’t cease and desist limited company hires.

Despite new replies on IR35 not adding much, one contractor is taking a stand -- alongside 12,000 others.

Bank is the first big client to explore a ‘viable’ way to maintain PSC usage post-2020.

Round two of rules to implement 2020’s off-payroll tax will begin in two weeks.

The domino effect of HSBC’s IR35 plan is underway, as two more clients impose ‘cease and desist’ PSC policies.

Three status experts implore HMRC -- look at what you’ve done before you leap to do more.

Small is complicated, IR35 consultation respondents tell the taxman of his exemption.

‘Both you and us are far from ready for this,’ taxman hears from adviser, accountant and contractor groups.

Dodgy payslips (and damn good sellers) are helping keep the NHS’s rogues in rude health.

Pop-ups, signposts and plainer English among a number of tweaks to the tool.

New IR35 Forum minutes show HMRC knows about trying to insert parties (and clauses) to nullify 2020’s reform.

‘Creditable’ freelancer defeats HMRC’s £124k tax bill, without Substitution and with Mutuality.

HMRC's bid to hold an IR35 enquiry open indefinitely is thwarted using its own vows.

Sixty days to sort your ‘shocking’ limited company engagements stance, MPs tell the corporation.

TV conman is left £150k out of pocket, by judges who ‘didn’t buy his hopeless claims.’

PSCs will agree 2017's ‘lessons haven’t been learned’ but, for 2020, decisions have been taken.

Treasury says CEST is going to change; rejects blanketing as common and denies loan charge link.

A collapse in their talks doesn’t end the unprecedented deal the BBC is getting from HMRC.

Judges join the TV star in annoyed puzzlement at a taxman in 'cloud cuckoo land.'

In passing the buck, executioner HMRC is going to make engagers the 'judge and jury.'

Private sector PSCs get a 'template with tweaks' -- the 2017 rules plus a few bells and whistles.

Not harsh of us to chase non-compliant PSCs, forced or not, says HMRC’s Jim Harra.

Treasury to finally invite ‘views on the detailed design’ of IR35 in the private sector.

The ‘guinea pig’ probe into one PSC, to decide on IR35 for all PSCs, wins two advisers’ backing.

Four ‘false news’ examples on IR35 get picked apart by a recruitment lawyer.

Status expert warns of IR35 investigations having ‘unrelated’ beginnings.

If PSCs had their way, they might do what one adviser suggests -- cut recruiters out.

A muddled IR35 policy is why the broadcaster still hasn’t fixed its dog’s breakfast, says the PAC.

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