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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.

IR35 Forum's job of reviewing the new system is on offer to IT contractors 'very aware' of it.


IR35 Forum minutes reveal another crack unit is targeting employment status.

Lawyer under fire from ex-tax inspectors over a 'misleading' warning sticks to his guns.

Taxman's guidance slammed as disappointing to contractors, as the 'IR35 fog' remains. 

193 contractors suspected of disguised employment rounded up in half a tax year. 

Just five days before Budget 2013, HMRC says new IR35 guidance is incoming.

Messy, unresolved issues and HMRC's unwillingness to give IR35 suspects longer to respond.

January's IR35 Forum minutes say three crack teams can claim 'good progress'.

Government told to come clean about a potentially significant extension to IR35.  

Officials push to amend IR35, hoping it catches contractors who are office-holders.

First statutory change to IR35 since it was introduced to be unveiled tomorrow.

Chancellor vows to strengthen IR35 but says it’s sufficient to tackle office holders.

Tax expert says hype about employment status makes IR35 unavoidable for Osborne. 

Agents and outfits criticised for forcing ordinary workers into limited companies.

Trade body downgrades estimate of new IR35 enquiries following ContractorUK article.

Revenue rejects 'misinformed' estimate that new IR35 enquiries run into the thousands.

Officials don’t expect every public sector contractor to have to prove they’re outside IR35.

Taxation boss adds some 'truth' to the outcry over limited company workers.


HMRC vows to crank up IR35 activity in light of 25,000 off-payroll contracts at the Beeb.

Taxman succeeds at playing catch-up on IR35, netting more than £1m in the past year.

Quango takes a blanket approach, by assuming all its PSC contractors are IR35-caught.

Bizarre or a vast improvement? Merging P35's question six puts IR35 experts at odds.

'Self-employed can save firms £2bn, assuming none are disguised employees.'

First batch of IR35 letters under the new risk-based approach is doing the rounds.

Kate Cottrell on her motivations for accepting a seat on the IR35 Forum.

War of words: contracting body's reply to an IR35 Forum member's comment.

New approach to personal service companies is flawed and may serve no purpose – PKF.

HMRC mauled for missing an opportunity; then making a bad situation worse.

Revenue finally publishes almost 50 pages of fresh guidance on IR35.

2,000 civil servants will help government put its own house in order ‘within three months.’

HMRC pencils in May bank holiday to publish new IR35 processes for contractors.

Only a week or few to wait until the future of IR35 is put beyond doubt.

'Historic changes to IR35 loom, while a government rethink on PSCs threatens.'

Contractors to be classed high, medium or low targets for IR35 investigation from next month.

Budget marks the beginning of a potentially taxing end for some PSC users 'integral' to their client.

'New IR35 focus is more on PSCs disguising employment, less on the odd caught contract.'

HMRC is gearing up for a year-long trial of IR35 interventions.

'Drawn in', or pushed? The IR35 review body joins the row over tax-saving limited company workers.

‘Stop stigmatising Ltd workers, especially as the IR35 forum is yet to conclude.’

Face of HMRC demonstrates how ‘tax doesn’t have to be taxing.’

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