HMRC’s long-awaited employment status test has gone live, just over a month before the new public sector IR35 rules take effect.
The Intermediaries Legislation was introduced in 2000 to tackle 'disguised employment', where an individual uses a limited company to carry out professional services, but works in a manner more like an 'employee'. Your take home pay will be significantly lower if your contracts fall within its scope.
Private sector IR35 changes from April 2021
The 'off-payroll' addition to the existing IR35 rules was rolled out across the publc sector in April 2017. The rules will also hit private sector businesses from April 2021. The planned rollout was deferred from April 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. These new rules mean that clients (not contractors themselves) will be responsible for determining the employment status of contractors.
Here are some of our most-read articles:
- April 2020 (now 2021) Private sector IR35 reform - what happens now?
- What clients can do to prepare in advance of April 2020 (now 2021).
- What contractors can do to mitigate against the IR35 changes
- IR35 off-payroll changes - our essential FAQs
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HMRC has published a series of documents outlining the forthcoming ‘off-payroll’ IR35 rules for contractors working for public sector organisations.
HMRC has revealed that it will be public sector bodies themselves, not recruitment agencies, which will be responsible for operating IR35 from April 2017 onwards. So, how will this impact contractors?
With the Government’s planned reforms to the way IR35 is operated in the public sector set to go ahead as planned from April 2017, we asked a leading IR35 expert to help explain what the changes mean for contractors in reality.
Businesses are not impressed with HMRC’s latest proposals to shift the responsibility of IR35 enforcement onto employers in the public sector.
HMRC’s consultation on off-payroll working in the public sector was issued at the end of May 2016. Here we consider the impact on the industry should the proposals be adopted in their current state.
The standout measure announced during Budget 2016 was placing the burden of enforcing IR35 onto public sector bodies themselves and/or recruiters. Here we look at how this proposed change will affect limited company contractors from April 2017 onwards.
Following the Summer Budget, HMRC has released a discussion document on ‘how to make IR35 more effective in protecting the Exchequer’. Will end-clients now be compelled to determine the IR35 status of contractors they engage?
An IR35 expert answers our questions on the ‘Right of Substitution’ – considered to be the most important test in determining employment status. It is also a topic which generates more questions from contractors than almost any other.
Responding to a parliamentary written question, the Treasury has revealed that the direct tax yield from IR35 investigations remains negligible, but is there more to the figures than meets the eye?