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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.

Gordon Brown will begin making what could be his most controversial budget yet at 12.30 today. Read what happens with IR591, IR35 and anti avoidance schemes. Continuous updates from 12.30.

The Inland Revenue has dropped its IR35 case against Steve Milsom, a member of the Professional Contractors Group.

Accountancy firms will face severe penalties if they fail to disclose in advance to the Inland Revenue tax avoidance schemes sold to clients, under a crackdown to be brought in by Gordon Brown in tomorrow's Budget.

PCG and Accountax have developed a scheme that will enable many freelancers who have paid up under IR35 to claim back their tax paid.

A contractor targeted for both IR35 and Section 660 is celebrating a double win over the Revenue, thanks to his advisors Bauer & Cottrell.

MPs and pressure groups, including the PCG, have condemned the Chancellor for his refusal to consult with UK firms before introducing IR591.

PCG is organising a series of seminars for freelancers around the country during February and March. Open to PCG members and non-members alike, the sessions will be geared towards the needs of established freelancers, new freelancers and those who are thinking about freelancing.

Chancellor Gordon Brown has announced that this year's Budget will be on Wednesday 17 March, meaning small businesses should now be able to plan for IR591.

The FSB is demanding that the Government delays IR591 for at least another year.

The Government is now considering the definition of 'owner-managed' companies as part of IR591.

CUK have today been given information from a source close to the Treasury that IR35 is set to be abolished with effect from 6th April 2004. It will be replaced by IR591.

By now you will probably have heard about IR591 and the impact it could have on Contractors in the UK.

VAT Flat Rate Scheme now seems attractive for IT consultants. The flat rate VAT percentage applying to IT consultants has dropped from 14.5% to 13% with effect from 1st January.

CUK have been given information from a Govt source about the as yet unpublished details of the new tax on Small Companies, known as IR591.

The Inland Revenue has decided to withdraw from its IR35 case against Ian Buckley, member of the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) and director of Fortissimo Software Ltd, based in Warrington. After 20 months of wrangling...

No doubt due to Revenue losses in court over IR35 and the widespread condemnation of S660, the Chancellor looks set to come up with yet more ways to extract more money from us...

By the year 2010 the Inland Revenue wants all small businesses, with fewer than 50 employees, to submit their P14 end-of-year summary figures and P35 year-end declarations via the Internet

As part of the PCG's Case Law strategy they have identified another IR35 dispute that they believe is worth defending.

One of our advertisers, SJD Accountancy, have been named as one of the four finalists in the Accountancy Age awards for Excellence 2003.

Quay Accounting has just been awarded the prestigious quality kitemark by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the ACCA Quality Checked Seal.

TreasureGuard challenge IR on only considering a sub-set of the full evaluation criteria.

The Presiding Special Commissioner has released a document explaining how IR35 appeals are conducted, and how the "employment status" of a worker is determined.

Key articles on IR35, from both a legal and accounting perspective. Links to key resources, governmental and commercial.

Employers and IT contractors risk criminal charges if they try to get around Revenue tax rules by drawing up 'IR35-friendly' contracts according to

Andrew Leaitherland offers practical advice on what the Stutchbury ruling means for contractors on a day-to-day basis.

The ACCA has voiced concern that the application of section 660A of the Taxes Act will be extended, to the detriment of many more businesses.

The Revenue has outlined its stance on "Section 660" in its latest Tax Bulletin, which addresses the issue of taxation on husband and wife companies.

The scope of IR35 has been extended to include domestic workers, such as nannies and butlers, who work through personal service companies.

For the last month the PCG has been advising members not to tick the IR35 box on their P35's until after the Synaptek verdict. Their advice post IR35 ruling...

An expert view on the judgement handed down last Friday at the High Court in the case of Synaptek versus the Inland Revenue, aka the Stutchbury case.

Small businesses were dealt a bitter blow today after the High Court upheld a controversial IR35 ruling in favour of the Inland Revenue.

Recent legislative changes bring the IR35 rules for income tax closer to those which already apply for National Insurance contribution purposes.

An EAT hearing last week delivered a welcome boost to the campaign to prove that contractors should not be deemed to be employees of the end client.

PCG's advice to freelancers is that neither they nor their accountants should submit their P35s before the Synaptek judgement, expected in a fortnight.

Article on the Revenue's thinking towards contractors working on site and during fixed hours. Do these factors determine whether you are inside IR35?

The Synaptek IR35 case concluded today at the High Court in London. Judgement will be handed down in two or three weeks' time.

The Synaptek IR35 case was heard by Mr Justice Hart at the High Court today. The remainder of the appeal will now conclude Friday morning.

A key IR35 case is set to make headlines next week – the first High Court hearing of an individual IR35 case since the legislation was enacted.

Since IR35 was announced various inventive means and schemes have been put forward to circumvent the legislation. But do they really work?

The Revenue's thinking toward substitution clauses in agency contracts, and whether they do indeed defeat IR35.

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