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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.

'Risk of non-compliance' keeps the Revenue's IR35 records under wraps.

High street accountants fail to realise the risks of the IR35, MSC laws - survey.

Revealed: the state's 'pitiful' annual return from enforcing IR35.

IT contractor to fight the Generals, again, this time by order of the High Court.

Fear of the taxman's new penalty regime will compel contractors to fork out for help.

Ignorant or not, two out of three contractors aren't bothering with IR35.

Get professional advice in writing about all your 'freelance' gigs.

IT contractors told advice is how to avoid hefty tax bills.

Tories: it's the policy group – not us – that want to kill IR35.

The Conservative party is tipped to tackle a trio of contractor taxes.

For what it omits, Brown's PBR may be less painful than contractors anticipate.

Leading tax expert says the Revenue no longer has a proper hold on IR35.

No implied employment contract with clients? Then get ready for IR35.

Whether hapless or coaxed, Ltd Co. owners are signing up to inept 'solutions.'

Bauer & Cottrell reply to a Ltd co techie concerned about an unsigned contract.

A global show of support for freelancing signals 'far-reaching effects' for contractors.

Revenue and Customs called to account for fear and failure of IR35 investigations.

The FSB has called on politicians to place small business tax at the top of their election agenda - including an end to the 'administrative burden' of IR35.

Tory party hints at lifting IR35 & S660A barriers to help UK professionals.

Tax advisors say government is too "dependent" on IR35 just to quit.

TreasureGuard look at varying contract terms on the right of substitution - those that point to an acceptable right and those that are too restrictive and would lead to being caught by IR35.

A contractor who wished to remain anonymous has had his IR35 status confirmed only three months after a seemingly innocuous PAYE and business records inspection turned into an IR35 investigation.

No statistics to show Government's objectives to raise revenue have been met as a radical overhaul in the rules for determining employment status is called for.

Inland Revenue begins avoidance crackdown and delivers self-help guides to its potential victims.

Mike Ansell, an IT specialist working in the defence sector, has won his case against the Revenue.

IR35 & IR591 cause 'big problems' for IT enterprise as high technology business offsets tough tax compliance.

Review of small business taxation set to exclude IR35 as contactors and businesses unite in dismay.

Sweetened tax rules set to insulate professionals with extended deadlines and 'approved' avoidance schemes.

The recent IR35 Revenue victory against Usetech is to be appealed in July, again supported by the PCG.

New published rules for tax dodgers will force confessions of abuse and avoidance from accountants and business. Contractors using IR35 avoidance schemes look set to be hit.

The Finance Act which gave us IR591 is currently on its way through Parliament. The generous Government who gave us the 0% tax rate now accuses us of tax avoidance because we used it. How do they justify this? You won't believe it.

Gordon Brown announced in his budget on 17th March a scheme which will force any Company setting up and marketing "tax avoidance schemes", to register with the Revenue. How much impact will these new rules have on IR35 avoidance schemes, and could they catch all of us out?

The Professional Contractors Group (PCG) is seeking legal advice, following the news that Bill Hood of Usetech Limited had lost his recent IR35 case against the Inland Revenue.

Since the introduction of IR591 in the 2004 Budget, the Revenue have been inundated with questions about the new tax. Here are 20 of the most popular, together with Revenue responses.

Representatives of the large Construction Companies have asked the Government to consider redefining certain self employed construction workers as employees for tax purposes. How long before the large consultancies do the same in our industry?

At a meeting held on 19th March at 11 Downing Street, the death of the EBT and various other IR35 avoidance measures were signalled.

The 2004 Budget has not lived up to the impact many observers thought it might. IR35 remains with us, IR591 is not nearly as bad as we feared, and most others taxes have been frozen.

The Chancellor announced today the long awaited details of what has become known as IR591.

The PCG's analysis on what today's Budget means for contractors.

In a last minute U turn by the Government, IR35 is to remain on the statute books. Gordon Brown's 2004 budget will be remembered as yet another attack on small businesses.

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