HMRC Sending Misleading Letters to Contractors

HMRC has been condemned for abusing its powers after evidence has come to light that the taxman has been sending misleading letters to contractors in an attempt to increase the Off-Payroll legislation’s tax yield. The letter, which is entitled: ‘About using a Personal Service Company (PSC) in the public sector – you need to check your employment status’, begins by

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Preparing for IR35 – Private Sector Delay to 2020

Under pressure to raise tax revenues, the chancellor introduced IR35 reform in the public sector last year, in what many considered the pilot project for the recently announced private sector changes. Now, with all public sector engagers in charge of setting a contractor’s IR35 status and also liable for any mistakes should HMRC investigate, thousands of contractors have been placed

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Hammer blow for HMRC as contractor wins latest IR35 case

A contractor has defeated HMRC in the second IR35 ruling to emerge in two months. In the case of MDCM Ltd v Revenue & Customs, construction contractor Mark Daniels won his appeal concerning a contract covering tax years 2012/13 to 2013/14. During this time, Daniels’ services were engaged by Structure Tone Limited (STL), via Solutions Recruitment Limited. HMRC argued that

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The self-employed are fundamental to improving UK productivity

IPSE has responded to speeches today (3 October) at the Conservative Party Conference from Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP and Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. In reaction to the Chancellor’s speech Jordan Marshall, IPSE Policy Development Manager said: “The self-employed will be absolutely fundamental to the UK improving its productivity as

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