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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.

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.’

PCG asks ministers, mandarins and the media to limit the hysteria about limited companies.

So much to do, in such little time, sees HMRC cancel today's IR35 meeting.

Unprecedented ruling puts contractors who break from specific projects in the dock.

Only four months to go until the Revenue readies IR35's successor.

HMRC honed its IR35 clampdown, putting in a lot less but collecting much more.

Industry experts set to debate the IR35 status of 12 HMRC-fed scenarios.

Deterrent is the other reason a cash-hungry government didn’t, and won’t, scrap IR35.

Revenue’s own figures prove IR35 is unwarranted and has minimal yield – PCG. 

‘Tax rule deserves to be shelved, and then scrapped, for failing IT contractors.’

Kate Cottrell reports on HMRC’s proposed Operational Strategy for the forum.

HMRC fails to make IR35 stick to another IT contractor; in this case after a ‘trying time’ of eight years.

Contentious plan to unify tax and NICs, thereby nullifying IR35, is up for debate.

Another win for the taxpayer, as HMRC falls down on mutuality and control.

Tax tribunal judges with ‘their commercial heads on’ vindicate ECR Consulting.

IR35 review expert Kate Cottrell on the future of the intractable, unchanged legislation.

‘The false self-employment clampdown should be confined to the real and few instances.’

Malicious emails ‘deploayed’ to play on IT contractors’ fears of the taxman.

Revenue loses its seven-year bid to make IR35 stick to a freelance engineer.

Taxman's IT leader seen as a case study of why IR35 was created.

Taxman confirms that a review is the only course officially on the table for IR35.

'Simpler measures' are incoming to substitute, not scrap, IR35, says coalition.

'Giving his contract to HMRC, gave Novasoft a long-lasting fight he wasn't heading for.'

'Four-year contract with the client doesn't make you embedded in their outfit.'

'Unintended consequences' will keep IR35 in business under a Tory government.

PCG welcomes a landmark announcement from the Conservatives.

Chancellor told of three ways his Pre-Budget Report could fix freelancing.

Delighted the nightmare is over, says an IT contractor who saw off HMRC.

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