IR35

IR35 reforms to be extended to the private sector

Off-payroll working rules take effect from 2020.

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Government consults on IR35 for private sector reform

Fears extending legislation could ‘single out’ the self-employed.

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Off-payroll working in the public sector

The responsibilities for deciding when IR35 applies have changed for contractors engaged by or for the public sector.

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IR35 self-assessment scrapped

Businesses will no longer be able to self-assess their risk to IR35 from April 2015, HMRC has announced.

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Tax tests for contractors criticised

HMRC has come under fire over the release of new guidance for contractors and freelancers on the complex tax legislation IR35.

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IR35 needs greater focus

Uncovering the few real cases of disguised employment should be the new focus of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) when it comes to applying IR35 rules.

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Small businesses prepared to pay for tax simplification

Small business owners would be willing to dip into their own bank accounts in order to bring about a fairer and less complex tax system, a new survey has claimed.

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Income splitting under review again

The question of family firms that split income between husbands and wives in order to reduce tax liabilities may come under the scrutiny of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS).

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Call to reform IR35 rules

The government should act to change the rules governing the tax status of contractors, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said.

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